August 8

Today in 1969, the photo session for the cover of The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album took place outside Abbey Road studios


Today in 1970, Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of her greatest influence, Bessie Smith


David Howell Evans otherwise known as The Edge, was born on this day in 1961


Born on this day in 1957, Dennis Drew (10,000 Maniacs)


Soul singer Joe Tex was born today in 1933


Scott Stapp of the band Creed was born today in 1973


Actor, singer and songwriter Keith Carradine was born on this day in 1949


Jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon was born today in 1920


Bop jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderly died today in 1975


Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer and arranger Benny Carter was born on this day in 1907



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