22 August

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1978 Jeff Stinco (lead guitarist for Simple Plan) is born Jean-Francois Stinco in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1973 Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys is born in Orlando, Florida.

1972 Alt rocker Paul Doucette (of Matchbox Twenty) is born in North Huntington, Pennsylvania.

1970 Elton John signs with Uni, a division of MCA, as a solo act.

1970 Bread's "Make It With You" hits #1, where it will stay for one week.

1968 In the middle of recording "Back In The U.S.S.R.," Beatles drummer Ringo Starr gets frustrated, leaves the session, and takes a vacation to Sardinia. Paul McCartney takes his place on drums to complete the track. When Ringo returns, he's welcomed back with flowers on his drum kit.

1967 Layne Staley of Alice In Chains is born in Washington State.

1966 Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA (aka The Genius) is born Gary Grice.

1964 Martha and the Vandellas record "Dancing In The Streets."

1963 R&B/Soul singer James DeBarge (of DeBarge) is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1961 Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

1961 Bangles drummer Debbi Peterson is born in Los Angeles.

1958 Vernon Reid is born in London. He is raised in Brooklyn and forms the band Living Colour - he is the guitarist and a primary songwriter.

1958 Guitarist Ian Mitchell (of Bay City Rollers) is born in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is just 17 years old when he joins the band in 1976.

1957 Country singer-songwriter Holly Dunn is born in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Supremes Finally Hit #1


After three years without a big hit, The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" hits #1 in the US, the first of five consecutive chart-toppers.

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