Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

BTD Aug1,1898 Morris Stoloff#BTD Aug1,1898 #MorrisStoloff RIP arranger 1956 US #1 & UK #7 single "Moonglow", music director at Columbia Pictures from 1936 to 1962. Stoloff worked with Sammy Davis Jr, Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra
BTD Aug1,1942 Jerry Garcia#BTD Aug1,1942 #JerryGarcia (Jerome John Garcia) RIP guitarist, vocals #GratefulDead 1987 US #9 & US Rock #1 "Touch of Grey", Grateful Dead released over 140 LPs, most live in concert during their 13 year career. 1994 inducted in @rockhall with the Grateful Dead @GratefulDead
BTD Aug1,1946 Boz Burrell#BTD Aug1,1946 #BozBurrell (Raymond Burrell) RIP bass guitarist #BadCompany from 1973–1982, 1998–1999; 1974 UK #15 single "Can't Get Enough" +8 US Top40 singles & a member of many other bands such as King Crimson
BTD Aug1,1947 Rick Anderson#BTD Aug1,1947 #RickAnderson bass guitarists The #Tubes 1977 UK #28 "White Punks On Dope" & 1983 US #10 "She's A Beauty"
BTD Aug1,1947 Ricky Coonce#BTD Aug1,1947 #RickCoonce (Erik Michael Coonce) RIP drummer for the #GrassRoots 1968 US #5 "Midnight Confessions" +13 other US Top40 singles
BTD Aug1,1951 Tommy Bolin#BTD Aug1,1951 #TommyBolin RIP guitarist with #Zephyr from 1969-71, The #JamesGang from 1973-74 & #DeepPurple from 1975-76
BTD Aug1,1953 Robert Cray#BTD Aug1,1953 #RobertCray blues guitarist, singer. 5 Grammy Awards, led his own band & acclaimed solo career #HBday @RobertCrayBand
BTD Aug1,1959 Joe Elliott#BTD Aug1,1959 #JoeElliott (Joseph Elliott, Jr) singer #DefLeppard 1987 UK #6 & US #19 "Animal", 1987 world wide #1 LP "Hysteria" & 1988 US #1 & UK #11 "Love Bites", +7 US, 4 UK and 14 US Rock Top40s with 2 #1s. 2019 inducted in @rockhall with Def Leppard @DefLeppard
BTD Aug1,1973 Tempestt Bledsoe#BTD Aug1,1973 #TempesttBledsoe actress 1984-1992 The Cosby Show as Vanessa Huxtable; 2008-2009 The Replacements as Abbey / Claudia / Abbey-clone; 2010-2011 Clean House as the Host #HBday @TempesttBledsoe
OTD Aug1,1942American Federation of Musicians, James C. Petrillo#OTD Aug1,1942 The 1942–1944 musicians strike began. The American Federation of Musicians with union president James C Petrillo strike against recording companies because of disagreements over royalty payments. Members are allowed to be on radio but not in a recording session
OTD Aug1,1956 Pat Boone#OTD Aug1,1956 #PatBoone is sill at #1 for the week ending on the US Top40 Singles chart with "I Almost Lost My Mind" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1 @Pat_Boone
OTD Aug1,1963 Elvis Presley#OTD Aug1,1963 #ElvisPresley is at #1 on UK singles chart with "(You're The) Devil In Disguise" written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye; published by Elvis Presley Music. Elvis' 14th UK #1
OTD Aug1,1963Beatles Book#OTD Aug1,1963 The 1st #Beatles Book is published. A monthly magazine devoted to The Beatles continued for 77 editions; stopped in 1969
OTD Aug1,1964 Billboard#OTD Aug1,1964 #Billboard Magazine reports the harmonica is making a comeback because Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Bob Dylan all use it
OTD Aug1,1964 Peter and Gordon#OTD Aug1,1964 #PeterandGordon peak at #12 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Nobody I Know" written by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney. Paul wrote the song with the specific intent of providing a follow-up hit for Peter and Gordon to A World Without Love
OTD Aug1,1964 Ringo Starr#OTD Aug1,1964 #RingoStarr is a panelist on the #BBC popular show “Jukebox Jury” sitting next to Cilla Black @ringostarrmusic
OTD Aug1,1964Beatles#OTD Aug1,1964 The #Beatles A-side song "I'll Cry Instead" written by John Lennon; credited to Lennon–McCartney of the 45 single "I'll Cry Instead / I'm Happy Just To Dance With You" enters the @billboard Hot100 singles at #62 and will peak at #25 on Aug29
OTD Aug1,1964Beatles#OTD Aug1,1964 The #Beatles start a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "A Hard Day’s Night" written by John Lennon with some collaboration from Paul McCartney
OTD Aug1,1965Rolling Stones#OTD Aug1,1965 The #RollingStones play at the London Palladium supported by The Walker Brothers, The Fourmost & others @RollingStones
OTD Aug1,1969 Atlantic City Pop Festival #OTD Aug1,1969 #Atlantic City Pop Festival starts its 1st day of a 3day festival at the Atlantic City race track with Iron Butterfly, Procol Harum, Crosby Stills and Nash & more
OTD Aug1,1969Beatles#OTD Aug1,1969 The #Beatles at Abbey Road Studios recording "Because" written by John Lennon. George Harrison & Paul McCartney are recording. The song features a prominent 3 part vocal harmony by John Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, recorded three times to make nine voices in all
OTD Aug1,1970Carpenters#OTD Aug1,1970 The #Carpenters are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "(They Long To Be) Close To You" for the 2nd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Aug1,1971Sonny and Cher#OTD Aug1,1971 The #SonnyandCher Comedy Hour with Sonny Bono and Cher, starts on primetime TV. CBS head Fred Silverman offers them the show @cher
OTD Aug1,1971George Harrison#OTD Aug1,1971 The Concert For Bangladesh by #GeorgeHarrison to aid Bangladesh took place at New Yorks Madison Square Garden @TheGarden
OTD Aug1,1972 Elvis Presley#OTD Aug1,1972 #ElvisPresley releases his last Top10 Hot100 hit “Burning Love” Elvis will enter the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #90 on Aug19 and will peak at #2 on Oct28 @ElvisPresley
OTD Aug1,1972Eagles#OTD Aug1,1972 The #Eagles release the single “Witchy Woman” written by Don Henley and Bernie Leadon. The only single from the debut LP with Don Henley on lead vocals. The Eagles will enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #78 on Sep9 and peak at #9 Nov18
OTD Aug1,1980 Def Leppard#OTD Aug1,1980 #DefLeppard makes their US live debut at The Palladium in New York City opening for ACϟDC, happening on Def Leppard's singer JoeElliott 21st birthday @acdc @DefLeppard
OTD Aug1,1981 Rick Springfield#OTD Aug1,1981 #RickSpringfield starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Jessie's Girl" written by Rick Springfield @rickspringfield
OTD Aug1,1982 Dexys Midnight Runners#OTD Aug1,1982 Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express) starts a 4wk run at #1 on UK singles chart with "Come On Eileen" written by Kevin Rowland, Jim Paterson and Billy Adams. Dexys 2nd #1 and the Best selling single of 1982 @DexysOfficial
OTD Aug1,1987 Bob Seger#OTD Aug1,1987 #BobSeger scores his 1st US #1 single with "Shakedown" written by #HaroldFaltermeyer from the film Beverly Hills Cop II. Faltermeyer also wrote the score for the film, and Keith Forsey created the lyrics @BobSeger
OTD Aug1,1987 Los Lobos#OTD Aug1,1987 #LosLobos is at #1 on the UK singles chart with the Ritchie Valens song "La Bamba" Los Lobos will be #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Charts on Aug29 @LosLobosBand
OTD Aug1,2017 Goldy McJohn#OTD Aug1,2017 #GoldyMcJohn dies at the age of 72, he was the original keyboardist for #Steppenwolf (left in 1971) biggest hit 1968 US #2 & UK #30 "Born To Be Wild"
OTD Aug1,2019Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band#OTD Aug1,2019 Concert at Caesars Windsor casino; Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, Hamish Stuart It was a great show! @CaesarsWindsor @ringostarrmusic