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August 7, 1967: Columbia Records released “The Byrds Greatest Hits.” It would become the top-selling album in the Byrds’ catalogue and reached #6 on the Billboard charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158877435503846

August 7, 1970: The Moody Blues released their sixth album, “A Question of Balance.” It would peak at #1 on the UK charts and go to #3 in the US. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158877437853846

August 7, 1979: After releasing five singles and only one album, X-Ray Spex breaks up. Singer Poly Styrene would quit music and become a devotee of the Hare Krishna movement, while the other members of the band would form Classics Nouveaux and Agent Orange. Sadly, Poly Styrene would die from breast cancer in 2011 at […]

August 7, 1964: Time Magazine pannedThe Beatles’ first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night.” Among other things, the review says that the movie going public should “avoid this film at all costs.” Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158877455048846

August 7, 1970: The Goose Lake International Music Festival began in Jackson, Michigan. Approximately 200,000 were in attendance at the three day event, which included Rod Stewart & The Faces, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Bob Seger, Ten Years After, The Stooges, Mountain, The James Gang, the MC5, and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Alice Cooper and Joe […]

August 4, 1966: The Troggs have the #1 record in the UK with “With A Girl Like You.” It will be the band’s first and only single to top the UK charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158869302753846

August 4, 1963: Happy Birthday to bassist Sami Yaffa of Hanoi Rocks! Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158869305498846

August 4, 1980: John Lennon began recording what would be his final album, “Double Fantasy” at the Hit Factory in New York City. Lennon had taken a five year hiatus from making music and hadn’t released an album since 1975. “Double Fantasy” would be released in November 1980. Read the full article at LOVE IT […]

August 4, 1966: On the eve of their third US tour, several American radio stations began pulling Beatles' records from their playlists after John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” comment came to light in the American press. Some stations (mostly in the South) also organized boycotts of Beatles records and "Beatle Burnings." This all occurred […]

August 4, 1967: During The Monkees US tour, a young female fan stowed away on the band’s plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis. The girl’s father threatened to bring charges for transporting a minor across state lines. Nothing comes of the threat. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158869339663846


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