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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