On August 3, 1963, The Beatles appeared for the last time at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
In 1966, comedian Lenny Bruce died of a drug overdose. He was 40 years old.
In 1968, the group Yes gave their first concert, in a café in London.
In 1969, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was charged with failing to report for civilian service in a hospital in lieu of military service.
In 1971, Paul McCartney announced the formation of Wings, which featured his wife Linda on keyboards. Other members included former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.
In 1974, guitarist Jeff Baxter and drummer Jim Hodder left Steely Dan. Baxter joined the Doobie Brothers and Hodder produced and did the session work.
In 1979, The Knack dominated both the album and the singles charts, with their album “Get the Knack” and the single “My Sharona”.
In 1987, Def Leppard released his album “Hysteria”.
In 2002, Bob Dylan performed the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island for the first time in 37 years. In 1965, the crowd was outraged when he played the electric guitar at the festival.
Today’s Birthdays: Singer Tony Bennett is 95 years old. Actor Martin Sheen is 81 years old. The Shirelles singer Beverly Lee is 80 years old. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 80 years old. Director John Landis is 71 years old. Actor JoMarie Payton (“Family Matters”) is 71 years old. Actor Jay North (“Dennis the Menace”) is 70 years old. Actor Philip Casnoff (“Strong Medicine”) is 67 years old. Actor John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”) is 62 years old. Bassist Lee Rocker (Stray Cats) is 60 years old. Actress Lisa Ann Walter (“Bruce Almighty”) is 60 years old. Metallica singer-guitarist James Hetfield is 58 years old. Collective Soul singer Ed Roland is 58 years old. Actor Isaiah Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Soul Food”) is 58 years old. Lonestar keyboardist Dean Sams is 55 years old. Deftones guitarist Stephen (STEF’-an) Carpenter is 51 years old. Salt-N-Pepa musician Spinderella is 50 years old. Actor Brigid Brannagh (“Army Wives”) is 49 years old. Actor Michael Ealy (“Think Like A Man,” Barbershop “) is 48 years old. Zac Brown Band violinist Jimmy De Martini is 45 years old. Actress Evangeline Lilly (” Lost “) is 42 years old. Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”) is 38. Singer Holly Arnstein of Dream is 36. Actress Georgina Haig (“Once Upon A Time”) is 36. OneRepublic bassist Brent Kutzle is 36. DRAM rapper is 33 years old.
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