August 2 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
August 2

1953 : Skeeter Davis, still a member of the Davis Sisters, breaks both her arms and legs in a car crash near Cincinnati, Ohio, a crash which also kills fellow Davis "sister" Betty Jack Davis.

1961 : The Beatles begin what would be a two-year stint as headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

1962 : An obscure Folk singer named Robert Zimmerman has his name legally changed to Bob Dylan.

1963 : Still rebuilding his career after the scandal of his marriage to 13-year-old second cousin Myra Gale Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis accepts $9,500 to open Las Vegas' new Thunderbird Hotel.

1971 : Now down to a trio and riven by infighting, Creedence Clearwater Revival embark on their last US tour with a gig at Tulsa, Oklahoma's Assembly Center.

1973 : "Papa" John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas files suit against his former label, Dunhill, alleging $60 million in unpaid royalties.

1998 : The Beatles win UK music magazine Mojo's "Favourite Recording Artist Of All Time," beating out Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Queen, and Elton John in that order.

2004 : Eric Clapton bails out Cordings clothing store in London, a favorite of his since the age of sixteen, by purchasing a fifty percent share in the retailer.

2007 : Elvis Presley Enterprises announces plans to revamp Graceland, the singer's home, with a visitor's center, convention hotel, and high-tech multimedia displays.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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