In 1962, [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm] married his first wife, Cynthia, in Liverpool, England. Fellow Beatles George and Paul were in attendance. John’s wedding night was spent playing with the Beatles at Liverpool’s Riverpark Ballroom.
In 1966, In Chicago, Big Brother & The Holding Company signed to Mainstream Records in return for airfare back to San Francisco.
In 1968, Flushing Meadows in Queens hosted the New York Rock Festival, which featured the [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix Experience[/lastfm], [lastfm]Big Brother & The Holding Company[/lastfm] and [lastfm]The Soft Machine[/lastfm].
In 1968, [lastfm]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] temporarily quit The Beatles.
1968, [lastfm]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm]‘s Lady Soul album and The Rascals’ “People Got to Be Free” single are certified gold.
1969, [lastfm]Johnny Cash[/lastfm] at San Quentin starts a four-week run at number-one on the Billboard album chart.
1969, Johnny Cash begins a five-week run at number-one on the Billboard country chart with “A Boy Named Sue.”
1969, “Honky Tonk Women” by [lastfm]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] hits number-one in Billboard, where it spends four weeks.
1969, [lastfm]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm]‘s “Share Your Love With Me” hits number-one on the Billboard R-&-B chart, and stays there for five weeks.
In 1970, [lastfm]Lou Reed[/lastfm] left The Velvet Underground following a gig at the New York club Max’s Kansas City. The group’s manager carried on and made Doug Yule the frontman. Yule toured with a variety of line-ups and the band’s final 1973 album Squeeze featured no original members.
In 1972, [lastfm]The Looking Glass [/lastfm]hit the top of the Billboard singles chart with “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl).”
1973, [lastfm]James Brown[/lastfm] records “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” at International Studios in Augusta, Georgia.
In 1975, [lastfm]Paul Kossoff[/lastfm], former guitarist with English rockers [lastfm]Free[/lastfm], had a scare when his heart stopped beating for 35 minutes. Doctors at a London hospital kept him alive until a blood clot in his leg was removed. Kossoff later emerged from his coma and returned to his band Black Night Crawler. He died the following year.
In 1975, [lastfm]Fleetwood Mac[/lastfm]’s self-titled album entered the charts. It was the former blues band’s first record with pop-oriented songwriters [lastfm]Stevie Nicks[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Lindsey Buckingham[/lastfm] on board.
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band hit number-one on the Billboard R-&-B chart with “Get Down Tonight.”
In 1993, David Rose, the instrumental composer who wrote the theme tunes to Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, died in Burbank, California at age 80.
In 1993, [lastfm]Duran Duran[/lastfm] received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1999, An autopsy was performed on the body of [lastfm]Bobby Sheehan[/lastfm], the bass player of [lastfm]Blues Traveler[/lastfm], who was found dead in his apartment on August 20th.
In 2003, [lastfm]Bobby Brown[/lastfm] was arrested in an Atlanta restaurant while eating dinner with wife [lastfm]Whitney Houston[/lastfm]. The former New Edition star was wanted for violating his parole.