Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 3 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday James Hetfield!

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Musicians Born On August 3

1926 Tony Bennett
1938 Terry Wogan (DJ)
1951 John Graham (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1956 Kirk Brandon (Spear of Destiny)
1963 James Hetfield (Metallica)
1963 Ed Roland (Collective Soul)
1966 Shirley Manson (Garbage)

Deaths On August 3

1966 Lenny Bruce (comedian)

James Hetfield, Metallica, James Hetfield Birthday August 3

Number 1 In The Charts On August 3

1961 Eden Kane: 'Well I Ask You' UK 45
1963 Tymes: 'So Much in Love' US 45
1968 Doors: 'Hello I Love You' US 45
1985 Madonna: 'Into the Groove' UK 45
1985 Tears for Fears: 'Shout' US 45
1996 Los Del Rio : Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) : US single

James Hetfield, Metallica, James Hetfield Birthday August 3

Various Music Events On August 3

1957 Tony Crombie disbands his pioneering UK rock and roll band Rockets. 'It's hard to get bookings', he says

1963 Beatles make their 294th and last appearance at the Liverpool Cavern Club

1963 Martha and the Vandellas hit US chart with their first top 10 single 'Heatwave'

1966 Beatles' records banned in South Africa following John Lennon's 'Jesus Christ' remarks

1971 Paul McCartney announces formation of his new group, Wings. The group also features Linda McCartney and Denny Laine

1974 Jeff Baxter and drummer Jim Hodder quit Steely Dan

1974 Stevie Wonder hits US chart with 'You Haven't Done Nothing', featuring Jackson 5 and dedicated to Richard Nixon

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