Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Aug3,1926 Tony Bennett#BTD Aug3,1926 #TonyBennett (Benedetto) singer 1951 US #1 "Because of You", 1951 US #1 "Cold, Cold Heart", 1953 US #1 "Rags to Riches", 1953 UK #1 & US #2 "Stranger In Paradise", +29 US and 8 UK Top40 singles. Sang #Traditional, #bigband, #pop and #jazz #HBday @itstonybennett
BTD Aug3,1935 Gordon Stoker#BTD Aug3,1935 #GordonStoker singer, piano RIP member of The #Jordanaires vocal group that backed #ElvisPresley from 1956 to 1972
BTD Aug3,1936 Kenny Hodges#BTD Aug3,1936 #KennyHodges RIP bass guitarist, vocals #SpankyAndOurGang Spanky And Our Gang 1967 US #9 single "Sunday Will Never Be The Same Again", +5 other US Top40 singles
BTD Aug3,1939 Jimmie Nicol#BTD Aug3,1939 #JimmieNicol (James Nicol) drummer The #Spotnicks, many other bands such as the #Shubdubs and the stand-in for The #Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. Played 9 Australian gigs 1964 when #RingoStarr was hospitalized with tonsillitis
BTD Aug3,1941 Beverly Lee#BTD Aug3,1941 #BeverlyLee singer in the girl group The #Shirelles 1961 US #1 & UK #4 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", 1962 US #1 "Soldier Boy", +9 other US Top40 singles
BTD Aug3,1946 John York#BTD Aug3,1946 #JohnYork bassist, guitarist known for his work with The #Byrds 1965 UK & US #1 "Mr Tambourine Man" and many other groups
BTD Aug3,1949 B B Dickerson#BTD Aug3,1949 #BBDickerson bass guitarist for the 1970s Latin funk group #War from 1969–1979; @WARtheBand 1970 US #3 "Spill the Wine", 1972 US #2 "The Cisco Kid", 1976 US #7, R&B #1 & UK #12 "Low Rider", +9 US and 16 R&B Top40 singles and before that The #Creators
BTD Aug3,1951 Jay North#BTD Aug3,1951 #JayNorth actor, known best for playing the title role in the TV series "Dennis The Menace" from 1959-63
BTD Aug3,1951 Johnny Graham#BTD Aug3,1951 #JohnnyGraham lead/rhythm guitarist, trumpet #EarthWindFire from 1973-1983 @EarthWindFire 1975 US #1 single "Shining Star" & 1981 UK #3 "Let's Groove" In 2000 inducted as a member of Earth, Wind and Fire into the @rockhall of Fame
BTD Aug3,1953 Ian Bairnson#BTD Aug3,1953 #IanBairnson guitarist best known for being one of the core members of The #AlanParsons Project
OTD Aug3,1949Woodrow Wilson#OTD Aug3,1949 National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Congress. In 1916 President #WoodrowWilson issued a proclamation that officially established Flag Day. On Jun14,1777 FLAG DAY - Adoption of the flag of the US by resolution of the Second Continental
OTD Aug3,1955 Bill Haley & His Comets#OTD Aug3,1955 #BillHaley & His Comets are still at #1 on the US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores (for the week ending) chart with "(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" the 6th week of an 8wk run at #1
OTD Aug3,1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets#OTD Aug3,1957 #BuddyHolly and the #Crickets enter the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #65 with "That'll Be The Day" 1st recorded by Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes in 1956; then re-recorded in 1957 by Holly and the Crickets.
OTD Aug3,1957 Elvis Presley#OTD Aug3,1957 #ElvisPresley is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" @ElvisPresley's 5th week of a 7wk run at #1
OTD Aug3,1963 AllanS herman#OTD Aug3,1963 #AllanSherman releases the song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadda" The single will enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #90 on Jul25,1964 and will peak at this point.
OTD Aug3,1963 Beach Boys#OTD Aug3,1963 The #BeachBoys enters the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #85 and peaks at #7 for 2wks on Sep14 with "Surfer Girl" @TheBeachBoys
OTD Aug3,1963 Beatles#OTD Aug3,1963 The #Beatles at the #CavernClub. Also on the same terrific programme The #MerseyBeats, The #Escorts, The #RoadRunners, The #Sapphires, #JohnnyRingo & the #Colts all at the @cavernliverpool
OTD Aug3,1963 Beatles#OTD Aug3,1963 The #Beatles made their final appearance at the #CavernClub in Liverpool. They had almost 300 shows at the @cavernliverpool since 1961
OTD Aug3,1963 Tymes#OTD Aug3,1963 The #Tymes are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "So Much in Love" The song was written by #GeorgeWilliams and #BillJackson, and arranged by #RoyStraigis
OTD Aug3,1964 Beatles#OTD Aug3,1964 The #Beatles broadcast of "A Hard Day's Night" 28-minute documentary called "Follow the Beatles"
OTD Aug3,1967 Jimi Hendrix#OTD Aug3,1967 The #JimiHendrix Experience play the first of five nights at the Salvation Club in New York City.
OTD Aug3,1968Newport Pop Festival#OTD Aug3,1968 Day 1 of the The first #Newport Pop Festival opens in Costa Mesa. The 1st festival to have more than 100,000 paid attendees
OTD Aug3,1968 Doors#OTD Aug3,1968 The #Doors start a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Hello, I Love You" written by #JimMorrison. The group's 2nd #1 single
OTD Aug3,1969 Atlantic City Pop Festival#OTD Aug3,1969 #AtlanticCity Pop Festival final day Atlantic City race track with #JanisJoplin, #CannedHeat, #MoodyBlues, #JoeCocker & more
OTD Aug3,1969 Jethro Tull#OTD Aug3,1969 #JethroTull jumps straight to #1 & starts a 3wk run at #1 on the UK album charts with "Stand Up" on Aug24 the LP will fall to #2 but return to #1 Aug31 for 2 additional weeks. The 1st LP that #IanAnderson is in full control of music and lyrics for @jethrotull
OTD Aug3,1971 Paul McCartney, Wings#OTD Aug3,1971 #PaulMcCartney announces the formation of his new band #Wings
OTD Aug3,1974 John Denver#OTD Aug3,1974 #JohnDenver is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Annie's Song" A tribute to his wife. This is the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Aug3,1975 Typically Tropical#OTD Aug3,1975 #TypicallyTropical is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Barbados" Basically a #OneHitWonder
OTD Aug3,1980 Abba#OTD Aug3,1980 #Abba scores their 8th UK #1 single and starts a 2wk run with "The Winner Takes It Al" From their "Super Trouper" album
OTD Aug3,1985 Tears for Fears#OTD Aug3,1985 #TearsforFears starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Shout" @tearsforfears
OTD Aug3,2017 Strawberry Fields memorial#OTD Aug3,2017 Walking around New York City's Central Park with @resporose Stopped by #StrawberryFields memorial