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1962 The Beatles' original bass player, 22 year old Stuart Sutcliffe, died of a brain hemorrhage. Sutcliffe was included in the band because he had the equipment and place to rehearse, although he couldn't play very well. His girlfriend, Astrid Kirchherr, created The Beatle haircut for Stu, and John and Paul followed soon after. Sutcliffe can be heard on very early Beatle tracks included on "Anthology 1". He left the band in 1961 to resume painting because his headaches were getting too severe to play.


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1960 Pop rock singer Katrina Leskanich (of Katrina & the Waves) is born in Topeka, Kansas.

1992 Brash stand-up comedian Sam Kinison, who also appeared in several music videos ("Bad Medicine," "Kickstart My Heart," "Wild Thing"), dies at age 38 when his car is hit by a teenage drunk driver.


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2003 American singer Little Eva died in Kinston, North Carolina, aged 59. She had the 1962 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Loco-Motion'. Eva was working as a babysitter for songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin who asked her to record the song they'd just written. 'The Loco-Motion' was also a hit for Grand Funk Railroad in 1974 (US No.1) and for Kylie Minogue in 1988 (US No.3).

2007 The former home of Johnny Cash burnt to the ground. Cash and his wife June Carter used the base in Tennessee to write many of their songs, and to entertain fans and US presidents. Part of Cash's famous late-period video 'Hurt' was shot inside the house, 20 miles north-east of country music capital Nashville. After the couple's deaths in 2003, the home in Henderson was bought by Bee Gee Barry Gibb who was preparing to refurbish the property when fire struck - within a few hours, only the stone chimneys remained of the building.


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1994, Over 5,000 fans attended a US public memorial service for Kurt Cobain at Seattle Flag Pavilion.


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1999 The all-star tribute concert Here There and Everywhere: A Concert For Linda is held at London's Royal Albert Hall, where Paul McCartney, George Michael, Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders), Elvis Costello and Sinead O'Connor raise money for animal charities while remembering Paul's wife Linda, who has recently succumbed to breast cancer.

1989 The Cult release their fourth album, Sonic Temple, which peaks at #10 on the US chart. The album features some of The Cult's biggest hits, including "Fire Woman," "Sun King," "Edie (Ciao Baby)" and "Sweet Soul Sister."


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A few albums that was released....


1978 ● Jethro Tull —— Heavy Horses ► Prog Rock


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1952 Rock drummer Terry Ollis (of Hawkwind) is born in Hammersmith, London, England.

1983 Dave Mustaine is kicked out of Metallica because of his drug and alcohol addictions. Soon after, he forms Megadeth, which becomes one of the most successful metal bands of the era.

2017 J. Geils, guitarist and founding member of J. Geils Band, dies at age 71.


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1970 Canadian singer/songwriter R. Dean Taylor releases "Indiana Wants Me". The song, which Taylor wrote after hearing sirens and someone breaking a store window, would climb to #5 in the US, #2 in Canada and #2 in the UK. On early copies of the record, it opens with the wail of a police siren, which was so realistic that some drivers pulled over to the side of the road when they heard it on their car radios. When the confusion was discovered, the Rare Earth label sent radio stations a second version without the siren. The record became Taylor's only hit as a performer in the US, but in the UK he scored with "Gotta See Jane" (#17 in 1968), "There's A Ghost In My House" (#3 in 1974) and "Window Shopping" (#36 in 1974).

1988 Neil Young releases "This Note's for You", his 16th studio album. The title song mocks the marketing industry and the corporate music scene. The LP would reach #56 in the UK and #61 on the Billboard 200.


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1977 Alice Cooper played to an audience of 40,000 in Sydney, Australia, the largest crowd to attend a rock concert in the country’s history. After the show Cooper was placed under house arrest at his hotel until he posted a bond for $59,632. That amount was the sum that a promoter claimed to have paid Cooper for a 1975 Australia tour he never made. The two settled when it was found that the promoter did not fulfill his part of the agreement either.


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2024 The Jimmy Buffett Tribute concert took place at the Hollywood Bowl. The evening featured many artists including Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Snoop Dogg, Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney, Jackson Browne, Eric Church, Dave Matthews, Zac Brown, Jack Johnson and Jon Bon Jovi. Buffett died on 1 September 2023, age 76 due to complications from Merkel-cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer.


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