Classic Rock Almanac August 7, 2016

ANNIVERSARIES

2008-The Police wrap up their reunion tour at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

2006-KISS singer-bassist Gene Simmons becomes the latest rock star to get into the reality show game, as Gene Simmons Family Jewels debuts.

2002-After a couple of weeks of rehearsal shows, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kick off their world tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

2001-Led Zeppelin‘s B-B-C Sessions goes double-platinum.

1997-Billy Joel joins Garth Brooks during the country singer’s free concert in New York’s Central Park. They do “Ain’t Goin Down (Til the Sun Comes Up),” “New York State of Mind” and “You May Be Right.”

1974-J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf marries actress Faye Dunaway in Beverly Hills.

1972-The Rolling Stones are profiled in Newsweek.

1965-“Help” by The Beatles is the top debut on the Billboard Hot 100, entering at number-41. It will hit the top spot on September 4th.

1957-John Lennon plays the Cavern Club for the first time with his skiffle group, The Quarry Men. Though he had already joined the group, Paul McCartney misses the show because he’s away at scout camp.

BIRTHDAYS

Bruce Dickinson – 58 years old
Solo/Iron Maiden singer. Born in 1958.

Tim Renwick – 67 years old
The guitarist has toured and recorded with the likes of Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Elton John, Al Stewart and Sutherland Brothers & Quiver.

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