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Entertainment History

August 03, 2015 07:07 GMT

(Following Advance for Use Monday, August 3)

On August third, 1963, The Beatles appeared at the Cavern Club in Liverpool for the last time.

In 1966, comic Lenny Bruce died of a drug overdose. He was 40.

In 1969, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was indicted for failure to report for civilian duty at a hospital in lieu of military service.

In 1971, Paul McCartney announced the formation of Wings, which featured his wife Linda on keyboards. Other members included former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.

In 1974, guitarist Jeff Baxter and drummer Jim Hodder left Steely Dan. Baxter joined the Doobie Brothers and Hodder produced and did session work.

In 1979, The Knack topped both the album and the singles charts, with their album "Get the Knack" and the single "My Sharona."

In 1987, Def Leppard released its "Hysteria" album.

In 2002, Bob Dylan played the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island for the first time in 37 years. In 1965, the crowd was outraged when he played electric guitar at the festival.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Tony Bennett is 89. Actor Martin Sheen is 75. Singer Beverly Lee of The Shirelles is 74. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 74. Bassist B.B. Dickerson of War is 66. Movie director John Landis is 65. Actress JoMarie Payton ("Family Matters") is 65. Actor Jay North ("Dennis the Menace") is 64. Guitarist Randy Scruggs is 62. Actor John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") is 56. Bassist Lee Rocker (Stray Cats) is 54. Actress Lisa Ann Walter ("Bruce Almighty") is 54. Singer-guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica is 52. Singer Ed Roland of Collective Soul is 52. Actor Isaiah Washington ("Grey's Anatomy," "Soul Food") is 52. Keyboardist Dean Sams of Lonestar is 49. Guitarist Stephen (STEF'-an) Carpenter of Deftones is 45. Musician Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa is 44. Actress Brigid Brannagh ("Army Wives") is 43. Actor Michael Ealy ("Think Like A Man," "Barbershop") is 42. Violinist Jimmy De Martini of Zac Brown Band is 39. Actress Evangeline Lilly ("Lost") is 36. Singer Holly Arnstein of Dream is 30. Bassist Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic is 30.

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