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Today in Rock: August 5

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1940 and 2003.

On this day in 1940 Damita Jo, future actress and lounge performer, is born in Austin, Texas.

On this day in 1943 future country music singer-songwriter Sammi Smith is born in Orange, California.

On this day in 1953 future vocalist Samantha Sang is born in Melbourne, Australia.

On this day in 1959 The Isley Brothers record “Shout.”

On this day in 1962 actress and singer Marilyn Monroe dies at the age of 36.

On this day in 1964 The Beach Boys release "When I Grow Up To Be A Man" Also on this day The Beatles’ platter With The Beatles hits its 37th week in the Top 30 in the UK.

On this day in 1966 The Spanish radio station RKT establishes a censorship policy against the Beatles, due to Lennon's declarations about Jesus.

On this day in 1975 the first all-female hard-rock band is formed when producer Kim Fowley puts together The Runaways, featuring Joan Jett, future Bangle Michael Steele, and Lita Ford.

On this day in 1976 NBC airs the 15th anniversary Beach Boys special It's OK, featuring cameos by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

On this day in 1978 The Rolling Stones' “Miss You” hits number one.

On this day in 1981 Olivia Newton-John scores a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

On this day in 1996 Wilson Pickett checks into a court-ordered rehab for cocaine addiction.

On this day in 2007 Proctor and Gamble, maker of Luvs brand diapers, upsets Beatles fans around the world with their licensing of the song “All You Need Is Love” for a new TV commercial.

On this day in 2013 George Duke, keyboardist/musician for Frank Zappa and The Clarke/Duke Project, dies at the age of 67.


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