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Mercy Dee Walton.

Mercy Dee Walton.

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 3rd from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll.

1852:  The first ever intercollegiate athletic event, Harvard beats Yale in a boat race.

1900:  Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.

1915:   Jump blues singer, songwriter and pianist, Mercy Dee Walton (“One Room Country Shack”, “Red Light”, “Lonesome Cabin Blues”) born in Waco, Texas.

The Shirelles.

The Shirelles.

1926:  Singing great Tony Bennett (“I Left My Heart in San Francisco”) born in Queens, New York.

1941:  The Shirelles singer Beverly Lee (“Soldier Boy”) born in Passaic, New Jersey.

1946:  Santa Claus Land becomes first U.S. theme park in Santa Claus, Indiana.

1958:  The Billboard Hot 100 is founded.

James Hetfield.

James Hetfield.

1961:  Randy Scruggs of The Stray Cats born in Nashville.

1963:  The Beatles final performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool., and on the same day Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield born in Downey, California.

1966:  The government of South Africa bans Beatle records.

1971:  Ringo gets a gold record with “It Don’t Come Easy.”

Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter.

Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter.

1974:  Guitarist Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins The Doobie Brothers., and on the same day Bad Company’s album featuring their name for its title hits No. 1.

1977:  Tandy Corp the TRS-80, one of the first ever personal computers.

1996:  “The Macarena” hits No. 1 for The Bayside Boys; it stays there for almost 4 months, and the world still isn’t the same.

Patsy Cline.

Patsy Cline.

1997:  Garth Brooks performs free concert in New York’s Central Park for HBO.

1999:  Country great Patsy Cline gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2006:  Singer songwriter and Love frontman Arthur Lee (“My Little Red Book”, “She Comes in Colors”) passes on.

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