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Today in Rock: August 3

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Arthur Lee
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 2006.

On this day in 1941 Beverly Lee, future member of The Shirelles, is born in Passaic, New Jersey.

On this day in 1963 The Beatles end their run at The Cavern Club in Liverpool after about 300 shows. Also on this day Allan Sherman releases “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” and The Beach Boys release "Surfer Girl".

On this day in 1966 The Rolling Stones record “Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow?”

On this day in 1968 The Doors' “Hello I Love You” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1971 Paul McCartney puts Wings in flight, announcing the formation of his first post-Beatles band. Members are Paul, his wife Linda, former Moody Blues singer Denny Laine on guitar, and Denny Seiwell on drums. Also on this day Ringo Starr's “It Don't Come Easy” goes gold.

On this day in 1974 Bad Company's Bad Company LP hits number one. Also on this day Guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter leaves Steely Dan to join The Doobie Brothers.

On this day in 1991 Pearl Jam plays the club RKCNDY in Seattle. The show is filmed and used to create their first video - for the song "Alive." The audio from the show was used in the video, as the band hated the idea of lip-synching.

On this day in 1993 Boston Ventures, the group to whom Berry Gordy had sold Motown in 1988 for $61 million, sells the label and its holdings to Dutch conglomerate Polygram for $325 million.

On this day in 1999 Country legend Patsy Cline is awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On this day in 2006 Arthur Lee for Love dies at the age of 61.

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