Happy Birthday Robert Plant!
Musicians Born On August 20
1924 Jim Reeves (He’ll Have to Go)
1941 Tom Coster (Santana)
1947 James Pankow (Chicago)
1948 Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
1951 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
1952 Doug Fieger (The Knack)
Deaths On August 20
1988 Leon McAuliffe (pioneer steel guitarist)
Number 1 In The Charts On August 20
1977 Brotherhood of Man: ‘Angelo’ UK 45
1977 Emotions: ‘Best of My Love’ US 45
1983 Jackson 5: ’18 Greatest Hits’ UK LP
1988 Steve Winwood: ‘Roll With It’ US 45
1988 Steve Winwood: ‘Roll With It’ US LP
Various Music Events On August 20
1955 Apollo Theatre in Harlem presents Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley, Five Keys, Heart and Spaniels
1960 Connie Francis begins work on her first movie, ‘Where the Boys Are’
1965 Rolling Stones release ‘Satisfaction’ in UK
1965 Andrew Loog Oldham launches Immediate label, home of Small Faces,
Chris Farlowe and Nice
1966 Beatles are pelted with rubbish and rotten fruit in Memphis as the row regarding John Lennon’s ‘Jesus’ comments goes on
1981 Bruce Springsteen begins a special series of concerts for Vietnam veterans at Los Angeles Arena
1996 Carlos Santana receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.
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