Happy Birthday Jerry!
Thank You For A Real Good Time!
Musicians Born On August 1
1931 Ramblin' Jack Elliott (blues singer)
1942 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
1943 Denis Payton (Dave Clark Five)
1946 Boz Burrell (King Crimson/Bad Company)
1951 Tim Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1953 Robert Cray (US blues singer/guitarist)
1958 Robert Buck (10,000 Maniacs)
1960 Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
1964 Nick Christian Sayer (Transvision Vamp)
1964 Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
Deaths On August 1
1964 Johnny Burnette (Dreaming)
Number 1 In The Charts On August 1
1963 Elvis Presley: 'Devil in Disguise' UK 45
1964 Beatles: 'A Hard Day's Night' US 45
1970 Elvis Presley: 'Wonder of You' UK 45
1981 Shakin' Stevens: 'Green Door' UK 45
1981 Rick Springfield: 'Jessie's Girl' US 45
1987 Los Lobos: 'La Bamba' UK 45
1987 Bob Seger: 'Shakedown' US 45
Various Music Events On August 1
1953 Orioles' 'Crying in the Chapel' (later recorded by Elvis Presley) hits US R&B chart.
1960 Aretha Franklin records her first pop sides, 'Right Now, Today I Sing the Blues, Love Is the Only Thing and Over the Rainbow' in New York, with John Hammond producing
1960 Chubby Checker sparks a new worldwide dance craze as 'The Twist' hits the American chart
1963 Beach Boys debut on UK chart with 'Surfin' USA'
1970 World premiere of Mick Jagger's 'Performance'
1971 Concert for Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Bob Dylan, held at Madison Square Garden
1974 'International Times' publishes its last edition in London. It was Europe's first underground paper when founded in 1966
1987 Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Siobhan Fahey (ex-Bananarama) marry in France.
1989 Eric Clapton plays a free charity concert in Mozambique, Africa for more than 100,000 people.
1994 The Rolling Stones begin their 43 city Voodoo Lounge world tour at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
1996 MTV launches another channel, M2.
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