Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 5 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday MCA aka Adam Yauch!

Musicians Born On August 5

1940 Damita Jo (I'll Be There)
1942 Dick Huxley (Dave Clark Five)
1946 Jimmy Webb (songwriter)
1947 Gregory Leskiw (Guess Who)
1947 Rick Derringer (Richard Zehringer) (McCoys)
1953 Samantha Sang (Emotions)
1959 Pete Burns (Dead or Alive)
1959 Pat Smear (Foo Fighters)
1960 Calvin Hayes (Johnny Hates Jazz)
1964 Adam Yauch aka M.C.A (Beastie Boys)

Happy Birthday Rick Derringer!

Deaths On August 5

1962 Marilyn Monroe

Number 1 In The Charts On August 5

1965 Beatles: 'Help'
1978 Rolling Stones: 'Miss You' US 45
1989 Jive Bunny: 'Swing the Mood' UK 45
1989 Gloria Estefan: 'Cuts Both Ways' UK LP
1995 Take That : Never Forget : UK single
1995 Selena : Dreaming of You : US LP

Various Music Events On August 5

1956 Five Satins release 'In the Still of the Night' in US

1957 'American Bandstand' begins, with host Dick Clark reflecting the 'Philly Sound' (Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon). First guests: Chordettes.

1966 Beatles release 'Revolver' album

1967 Pink Floyd release 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn'

1967 Bobby Gentry debuts on US chart with 'Ode to Billy Jo' on way to No. 1

1974 Girl group Runaways (including Joan Jett) formed by Kim Fowley

1975 Stevie Wonder re-signs to Motown for $13 million - the biggest deal ever

1986 Session musician Michael Rudetsky found dead in Boy George's Hampstead home

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