Happy Birthday Louie! Your spirit lives on...
Musicians Born On August 4
1901 Louis Armstrong
1936 Elsberry Hobbs (Drifters)
1940 Frankie Ford (Sea Cruise)
1947 Paul Leyton (New Seekers)
1947 Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream)
1952 Maire Ni Bhraonian (Clannad)
1958 Ian Broudie (Lightning Seeds)
1962 Paul Reynolds (A Flock of Seagulls)
1963 Jody Turner (Rock Goddess)
Happy Birthday Klaus Schulze!
Deaths On August 4
1978 Eddie Condon (jazz guitarist)
Number 1 In The Charts On August 4
1956 Platters: 'My Prayer' US 45
1958 Ricky Nelson: 'Poor Little Fool' US 45
1960 Johnny Kidd: 'Shaking All Over' UK 45
1966 Troggs: 'With a Girl Like You' UK 45
1973 Maureen McGovern: 'The Morning After' US 45
1984 Prince: 'Purple Rain' US LP
1990 Mariah Carey : Vision Of Love : US single
Happy Birthday Paul Reynolds!
Various Music Events On August 4
1958 'Billboard' inaugurates its Hot 100 singles chart, with Ricky Nelson at No. 1 with 'Poor Little Fool'
1966 Radio stations in six US cities ban Beatle records following John Lennon's quotes in the London 'Evening Standard' that the Beatles are 'more popular than Jesus'.
1967 Small Faces release 'Itchycoo Park' in UK
1968 Two-day Newport Festival begins in Costa Mesa, California. 100,000 people turn out for Sonny and Cher, Steppenwolf, Canned Heat and others
1970 Medicine Ball Caravan Show leaves San Francisco on its journey across US. Members include Wavy Gravy and The Hog Farm, and Seven Tie-Dyed Tepees. They later form a band (Stone Ground), visit the UK and release an album
1979 Tribute concert to Lowell George, featuring Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, is held at Los Angeles Forum
1980 Pink Floyd present 'The Wall' live on stage for the first time
1984 George Michael hits UK chart solo with 'Careless Whisper'
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