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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Tuesday, August 22, 2017

61 years ago (1956)Elvis begins work on his first movie, Love Me Tender.
61 years ago (1956)The Five Satins make their debut on the R&B charts with a song they recorded in a New Haven, Connecticut church basement, In The Still of the Night.
59 years ago (1958)Former Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid is born.
56 years ago (1961)Debbi Peterson of The Bangles is born.
56 years ago (1961)Tears For Fears member Roland Orzabal and Bangles drummer Debbie Peterson are born.
54 years ago (1963)Singer Tori Amos is born.
53 years ago (1964)Martha & The Vandellas' Dancing In The Streets is released.
53 years ago (1964)Liberty Records reports the album, The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles is selling 25,000 copies a day.
51 years ago (1966)Jerry Lee Lewis is signed to play Iago in Catch My Soul, a rock version of Shakespeare's Othello.
49 years ago (1968)Cynthia Powell Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery. She came back from a vacation and found Yoko Ono living in the Lennon's London home.
48 years ago (1969)The Beatles film a film short for The Long and Winding Road.
47 years ago (1970)Creedence Clearwater Revival's Cosmo's Factory LP hits #1, a position it would hold for nine weeks.
47 years ago (1970)Derek and the Dominoes begin work on their first and only studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.
47 years ago (1970)Elton John signs to MCA Records.
47 years ago (1970)Elvis Presley announces the six date itinerary of his first tour since 1958.
44 years ago (1973)Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys is born.
40 years ago (1977)Peter Frampton plays the first of three sold out shows at Madison Square Garden.
39 years ago (1978)Simple Plan’s Jeff Stinco is born.
38 years ago (1979)Led Zeppelin releases what turns out to be their last album together, In Through The Out Door.
30 years ago (1987)Bruce Springsteen hops on stage with Levon Helm during Helm's show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J. They do Up On Cripple Creek and Little Richard's, Lucille.
30 years ago (1987)Suzanne Vega's Luka peaks at #3 on the pop chart.
25 years ago (1992)Sting marries his girlfriend of 10 years, Trudi Styler.
19 years ago (1998)Elton John, playing the second of two shows at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, is joined on stage by comedian Jim Carrey. They perform Rocket Man as a duet.
9 years ago (2008)Sporty Spice of The Spice Girls, Melanie Chisolm announces she's pregnant at age 34. She will be the last of the Spice Girls to become a mother. The father is her partner of six years, Thomas Starr.
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