10 August

Pick a Day


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1959 The four male singers in The Platters are arrested in Cincinnati for aiding and abetting prostitution. They are acquitted of the charges, but the incident strains relations with their female singer Zola Taylor and gets them removed from some playlists.

1959 Elvis Presley's "A Big Hunk O' Love" hits #1.

1948 R&B/Pop/Jazz singer Patti Austin is born in Harlem, New York.

1946 Mick Clarke (bass player/vocalist for the Rubettes) is born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.

1943 Singer-songwriter James Griffin (of Bread) is born Cincinnati, Ohio.

1940 Bobby Hatfield (of The Righteous Brothers) is born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

1928 Country singer/musician Jimmy Dean is born in Plainview, Texas.

1928 Singer Eddie Fisher is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1909 Inventor Leo Fender, who founded Fender Musical Instruments, is born in Anaheim, California.

1899 Scott Joplin signs a contract for a royalty of 1% per copy, with a minimum sales price of $.25, for "The Maple Leaf Rag."

1880 Composer/violinist Clarence Cameron White is born in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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Stevie Wonder Hits #1 With Live Stomper


Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips (Part 2)" becomes the first live recording to hit #1 in the US. It holds the position for three weeks.

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