August 2

Today in 2004, Eric Clapton bought a 50% share in Cordings 
to save the historic gentleman's outfitters from closure

On this day in 2001, New Orleans International Airport 
was re-named Louis Armstrong Airport in honor of the jazz legend

Today in 2000, Liverpool music store Rushworth and Dreaper 
closed down after 150 years of trading

On this day in 1983, Funk Brother James Jamerson died of complications 
stemming from cirrhosis of the liver

Garth Hudson of The Band was born on this day in 1937

Jim Capaldi, drummer, singer & songwriter for Traffic was born on this day in 1944

The late Andrew Gold was born today in 1951

The great Enrico Caruso died on this day in 1921 at age 49


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