This Day in Rock History: August 8th

August 8

  • Connie Stevens (“Sixteen Reasons”) is 72
  • Keith Carradine (“I’m Easy”) is 61
  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”) dies from a stroke in 1975
  • The cover photo for the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album (with the Fab Four striding across the road) is taken, 1969
  • England’s Decca Records destroys 25,000 copies of Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her” for being in bad taste, 1960
  • The Ventures record “Perfidia”, 1960
  • Roy Orbison records “Blue Angel”, 1960
  • Jerry Lee Lewis records “Great Balls of Fire” 1957
  • 1980 Bob Marley collapsed on stage in Pittsburgh.  He would never appear on Stage again
The late Joe Tex (“I Gotcha”) is born in 1933
Buzz Clifford (Baby Sittin’ Boogie) 1942

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