Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
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 #SammyDavis Jr., #DinahShore and #FrankSinatra
BTD Aug1,1942 Jerry Garcia#BTD Aug1,1942 #JerryGarcia RIP guitarist, vocals #GratefulDead 1987 US #9 & US Rock #1 "Touch of Grey" @GratefulDead released over 140 LPs, majority recorded live in concert during their entire 13 year career. Jerry is ranked 13th on the @RollingStone 100 Greatest Guitarists
BTD Aug1,1946 Boz Burrell#BTD Aug1,1946 #BozBurrell (Raymond Burrell) RIP bass guitarist #BadCompany 1974 hit single "Can't Get Enough" & a member of #KingCrimson
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 #RickyCoonce 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, own band & acclaimed solo career #HBday @RobertCrayBand
BTD Aug1,1959 Joe Elliott#BTD Aug1,1959 #JoeElliott (Joseph Elliott, Jr.) singer #DefLeppard @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
BTD Aug1,1973 Tempestt Bledsoe#BTD Aug1,1973 #TempesttBledsoe actress played the middle daughter, Vanessa Huxtable, on "The Cosby Show" #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 #JamesCPetrillo 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" @Pat_Boone last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Aug1,1963 Elvis Presley#OTD Aug1,1963 #ElvisPresley is at #1 on UK singles chart with "(You're The) Devil In Disguise" His 14th UK #1
OTD Aug1,1963Beatles Book#OTD Aug1,1963 The 1st #BeatlesBook 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 #StevieWonder, The #RollingStones, The #Beatles and #BobDylan 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 #PaulMcCartney (attributed to Lennon–McCartney). Paul wrote the song with the specific intent of providing a follow-up hit for the duo to "A World Without Love"
OTD Aug1,1964 Ringo Starr#OTD Aug1,1964 #RingoStarr is a panelist on the #BBC popular show “Jukebox Jury” @ringostarrmusic sitting next to #CillaBlack
OTD Aug1,1964Beatles#OTD Aug1,1964 The #Beatles A side song "I'll Cry Instead" of the 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"
OTD Aug1,1965Rolling Stones#OTD Aug1,1965 The #RollingStones play at the London Palladium supported by The #WalkerBrothers, The #Fourmost & others
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 #IronButterfly, #ProcolHarum, #CrosbyStillsNash & more
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 (#SonnyBono & @cher) Comedy Hour starts on primetime TV. @CBS head #FredSilverman offered them the show
OTD Aug1,1971George Harrison#OTD Aug1,1971 The Concert For Bangladesh by #GeorgeHarrison to aid Bangladesh took place at New Yorks Madison Square @TheGarden
OTD Aug1,1972 Elvis Presley#OTD Aug1,1972 #ElvisPresley's last Top10 hit “Burning Love” is released. The song 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” only single from the debut LP with #DonHenley on lead vocals. The song 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 made their US live debut at The Palladium in New York City opening for @acdc and on @DefLeppard's #JoeElliott 21st birthday
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 @rickspringfield
OTD Aug1,1982 Dexys Midnight Runners#OTD Aug1,1982 #DexysMidnightRunners (credited to Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express) starts a 4wk run at #1 on UK singles chart with "Come On Eileen" their 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" from the film Beverly Hills Cop II. The music was written by #HaroldFaltermeyer, who also wrote the score for the film, and #KeithForsey, with lyrics by @BobSeger
OTD Aug1,1987 Los Lobos#OTD Aug1,1987 #LosLobos is at #1 on the UK singles chart with #RitchieValens song "La Bamba" also @LosLobosBand will be #1 @billboard on Aug29
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 @CaesarsWindsor; @ringostarrmusic and His All-Starr Band #RingoStarr, #SteveLukather, #ColinHay, #GreggRolie, #WarrenHam, #GreggBissonette, #HamishStuart It was a great show!