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The Beatles released their LP / Soundtrack LP “Help!” on Aug. 6, 1965 in the UK. It would be released in the US one week later. The UK version contained fourteen songs. Seven of these, including the singles “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”, appeared in the film and took up the first side of the […]

On Aug, 5, 1957, television after school got cool…nationwide. It was on this day in ’57 that ABC television network did the first national broadcast of “American Bandstand”. The show was very popular on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia. But the first show was interrupted for half an hour in the middle by The Mickey Mouse Club. […]

Pat Benatar released her second LP “Crimes of Passion” on Aug. 5, 1980. The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart the week ending August 23 and held at No. 2 for five weeks in the US in January 1981, behind John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. It had the hits “Hit Me with Your […]

The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the UK on Aug. 5, 1966. It would be released in the US 3 days later on the 8th. The album’s title, like that of Rubber Soul, was a pun, referring to both a kind of handgun and the “revolving” motion of the record as it is […]

Boston released their 2nd LP titled “Don’t Look Back” on Aug. 2, 1978. The title track was one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in […]

Aug. 2nd has been an interesting day for Bob Dylan over the years. On that day in 1962, he changed his name from Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan. The 7 years later in 1969, he went to his 10-year high school reunion at Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN, but had to leave earlier than […]

At 12:01 am on Aug. 1, 1981, the television network MTV was launched. It was only on one cable network in New Jersey. Today it is in about 85% of American homes and is seen world wide. When they started out they played music. Today it has become something else. Happy 37th Birthday MTV. We […]

Jethro Tull released their second LP “Stand Up” on Aug. 1, 1969. Before they started recording the record. Tull’s then guitarist Mick Abrahams resigned because of musical differences with Ian Anderson. Mick wanted to stay with the blues rock sound of the debut album “This Was,” while Anderson wished to add other musical influences such […]


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