Monday August 3rd
1963 – Bob Dylan appears as a guest at a Joan Baez show in Camden, N.J.
1963 – Metallica’s James Hetfield is born
1963 – Final Beatles’ performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club
1966 – The South African government bans the broadcast of Beatles songs after John Lennon makes his “more popular than Jesus” remark.
1966 – The Rolling Stones record “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow” in Los Angeles.
1967 – To promote Ravi Shankar’s Hollywood Bowl concert on August 4, George Harrison joins the sitar player at his news conference.
1968 – “Hello, I Love You” becomes the Doors’ second and last No. 1 single.
1968 – The Newport Pop Festival starts today, featuring performers like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Steppenwolf.
1971 – Paul McCartney announces he’s forming Wings.
1974 – Here’s a weird gig Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band opening for Canadian songbird Anne Murray in New York.
1974 – Guitarist Jeff (Skunk) Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers.
1989 – The Rolling Stones film the video for “Mixed Emotions,” probably the last good song they ever recorded.
1997 – In Houston, Ted Nugent faces off against animal-rights groups at a hunting show.
2004 – Traffic cancel their reunion tour after drummer Jim Capaldi is diagnosed with a severe gastric ulcer.
2005 – Melissa Etheridge announces she is cancer free nine months after being diagnosed with the disease.