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Today in Rock: August 8

Today in music history:

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 "Cowboy" Jack Clement
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1938 and 2013.

On this day in 1938 future songstress Connie Stevens is born in Brooklyn, New York.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles release their LP Revolver. Also on this day The Beatles release “Eleanor Rigby” backed with “Yellow Submarine.”

On this day in 1969 Photographer Iain MacMillan shoots the cover for what would be The Beatles' last recorded album, Abbey Road, just outside the studios of the same name where the band recorded most of its songs. The photo, which shows the band crossing the street while walking away from the studio, has become iconic in its own right, and provides "Paul Is Dead" enthusiasts with several erroneous "clues" to his "death," including the fact that McCartney is barefoot. (Supposedly this represents a corpse, but McCartney has stated that it was a hot day.) McCartney picks the cover shot from 6 different choices. Also on this day The Beatles are in the studio recording “I Want You (She's So Heavy).”

On this day in 1970 Christine McVie plays her first gig with Fleetwood Mac at a show in New Orleans. (She would play with them part-time on a few albums before being asked to sign on full-time.)

On this day in 1974 Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Makin' Love" goes gold

On this day in 1983 Harold Melvin and three members of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes are arrested for cocaine, marijuana, and meth possession at Caesars Boardwalk Regency Hotel Casino in Atlantic City.

On this day in 2005 two jurors in the Michael Jackson molestation case tell NBC-TV's “Today” that they have come to regret their ruling of "not guilty."

On this day in 2013 "Cowboy" Jack Clement, writer and producer for Johnny Cash, dies at the age of 82.

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