Tuesday August 4th
1962 – A Flock of Seagulls guitarist Paul Reynolds is born
1963 – The Beatles appeared at the Queen’s Theatre in Blackpool.
1965 – Bob Dylan completes recording Highway 61 Revisited after laying down “Desolation Row” and “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.”
1966 – Several American radio stations pull Beatles records from their playlists following John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” comment.
1966 – The Troggs were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘With A Girl Like You’,
1970 – After falling asleep on a woman’s porch in Los Angeles, Jim Morrison is arrested for public drunkenness.
1975 – Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and his family are hospitalized after a car crash on the Greek island of Rhodes.
1979 – Led Zeppelin play to 120,000 people at Knebworth Park in England. It’s their first concert in the U.K. in four years.
1980 – Pink Floyd kick off five nights of the Wall tour at London’s Earls Court. During the ambitious show, a giant wall is built across the stage between the band and the audience.
1980 – John Lennon began recording what would become his final album ‘Double Fantasy’ at The Hit Factory, New York.
1984 – Genesis drummer and solo artist Phil Collins marries Jill Tavelman. At the reception, Collins “jams” with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant.
2002 – Bruce Springsteen scored his fifth UK No.1 album with ‘The Rising’, also No.1 in the US.
2003 – Jack White posts graphic video footage of his hand operation on the White Stripes’ Web site. The guitarist had to have three screws implanted to set the bones in his hand after a July car accident.
2003 – Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic announces on the Eyes Adrift Web site that he’s quitting the music business, although he will continue to play music with his band.