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Today in Rock: August 1

Today in music history:

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Tony Sly
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1922 and 2003.

On this day in 1960 Suzi Gardner, future guitarist/vocalist for L7, is born in Sacramento, California.

On this day in 1963 Beatles Monthly magazine debuts.

On this day in 1964 it’s the heyday of the harmonica, as the industry publication Billboard points out that The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder have all had hits with the instrument.

On this day in 1965 Marianne Faithfull collapses during a performance in Lancashire, England, and is taken to a hospital, canceling the remainder of her tour.

On this day in 1969 The Beatles are in the studio working on “Because.”

On this day in 1970 After two years of sitting on the shelf (namely due to shocking sex and violence scenes), the gangster movie Performance, featuring the acting debut of the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, premieres in London.

On this day in 1971 "The Concert For Bangla Desh" is held at Madison Square Garden in New York. George Harrison organized the event to help victims of famine in that country. A-list performers included Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, and Ringo Starr.

On this day in 1978 George Harrison and his bride-to-be Olivia Trinidad Arias announce the birth of their first child, Dhani.

On this day in 1980 George Harrison forms a movie production company called Handmade Films, which would go on to produce films like Monty Python's Life of Brian, The Long Good Friday and Time Bandits.

On this day in 1988 Mudhoney's first single "Touch Me I'm Sick" backed with "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" is released. .

On this day in 2012 Tony Sly, guitarist/singer for No Use For a Name, dies at the age of 41.

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