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August 10 – Today In Rock Music History

August 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Ian Anderson!

Musicians Born On August 10

1928 Jimmy Dean (Big Bad John)
1940 Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Brothers)
1947 Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
1947 Ronnie Spector (Ronettes)
1950 Patti Austin (Baby Come to Me)
1959 Mark Price (All About Eve)
1961 John Farriss (INXS)
1964 Neneh Cherry
1967 Todd Nichols (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
1968 Michael Bivins (New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 10

1956 Doris Day: ‘Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will be Will Be)’ UK 45
1959 Elvis Presley: ‘A Big Hunk O’ Love’ Us 45
1961 Helen Shapiro: ‘You don’t Know’ UK 45
1963 Stevie Wonder: ‘Fingertips Part 2′ US 45
1968 Tom Jones: ‘Delilah’ UK LP
1968 Cream: ‘Wheels of Fire’ US LP
1974 John Denver: ‘Back Home Again’ US LP
1974 Roberta Flack: ‘Feel Like Making Love’ US 45
1985 Bryan Adams: ‘Reckless’ US LP
1991 Pavarotti : The Essential Pavarotti II : UK LP
1998 Boyzone : No Matter What : UK single

Various Music Events On August 10

1959 Tony Williams, David Lynch, Alex Hodge and Paul Robbi (male members of Platters) arrested in a Cincinnati hotel room and charged with aiding and abetting prostitution. In December all four, plus the four women involved, are acquitted but scandal almost ruins Platters’ career

1970 The ‘State of Florida v. Jim Morrison’ case begins. Jim was caught literally with his pants down on stage in Miami, seventeen months before

1972 Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Gothenburg on drug possession charges. Both are fined

1979 Madness release ‘The Prince’ on 2-Tone (recorded for £200 at London’s Pathway Studio)

1982 Southside Johny (Lyon) marries Jill Glassner in Astbury Park. Bruce Springsteen plays at reception

1995 President Clinton’s birthday party at the White House.Jimmy Buffett leads the celebration.

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