Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Today in Music History...August 3, 2016

Music History: August 3



1902: Ray Bloch
1917: Charlie Shavers
1918: Les Elgart
1921: Richard Adler
1926: Tony Bennett
1935: Gordon Stoker (The Jordanaires)
1941: Beverly Lee (The Shirelles)
1946: John York (The Byrds)
1949: B.B. Dickerson (War)
1951: John Graham (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1953: Ian Brainson (Pilot)


2006: Arthur Lee (Love)


1959: Folk group The Kingston Trio are featured on the cover of Life magazine.
1963: After nearly 300 shows over two years, the Beatles play their last headlining gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
1971: Paul McCartney announces the formation of Wings, his first band since the breakup of the Beatles. It features ex-Moody Blues singer Denny Laine and Paul's wife Linda.
1974: Guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter leaves Steely Dan to join the Doobie Brothers.
1993: Boston Ventures, the group to whom Berry Gordy had sold Motown in 1988 for $61 million, sells the label and its holdings to Dutch conglomerate Polygram for #325 million. 
 1999: Country legend Patsy Cline is awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1963: The Beach Boys, "Surfer Girl"
1963: Allan Sherman, "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter from Camp)"


1966: The Rolling Stones, "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?"


1963: The Tymes' "So Much In Love" hits #1
1968: The Doore' "Hello, I Love You" hits #1
1974: Bad Company's Bad Company LP hits #1


1971: Ringo Starr's "It Don't Come Easy" is certified gold

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