Happy Birthday Garth Hudson!
Musicians Born On August 2
1937 Garth Hudson (The Band)
1939 Edward Patten (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
1948 Andy Fairweather Low (Amen Corner)
1951 Andrew Gold (Lonely Boy)
1961 Pete De Freitas (Echo and the Bunnymen)
1970 Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory)
Deaths On August 1
1972 Brian Cole (Association)
Number 1 In The Charts On August 2
1975 Eagles: 'One of these Nights' US 45
1980 Deep Purple: 'Deepest Purple' UK LP
1980 Olivia Newton-John: 'Magic' US 45
1986 Chris de Burgh: 'Lady in Red' UK 45
1986 Peter Cetera: 'Glory of Love' US 45
Various Music Events On August 2
1957 Elvis Presley Fan Club formed in UK
1961 Beatles begin their engagement as regular headliners at the Cavern Club
1972 Rod Stewart's 'Every Picture Tells a Story' awarded gold disc
1972 'Sylvia's Mother' by Dr. Hook goes gold
1973 John Phillips sues ABC records for £9 million on behalf of Mamas and the Papas, claiming label cheated group out of royalties
1977 The Who buy Shepperton Studios for £350,000
1980 Abba hit UK chart at No. 9 with 'Winner Takes it All'
1986 Bruce Hornsby debuts on UK chart with 'The Way it Is'
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