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August 3

1963 The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool for the very last time. They had performed 274 concerts at the basement club since their debut there 2 1/2 years earlier. Their first gig paid them 5 Pounds ($14) and their last brought in 300 Pounds ($840).

1968 The Fifth Dimension appears at Steel Pier in Atlantic City for a fee of $11,000. Their supporting act was an unknown vocalist by the name of Helen Reddy, who received the princely sum of $600.

1971 Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new band, Wings with his wife Linda on keyboards, drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Denny Laine.

1974 Jeff “Skunk” Baxter left Steely Dan to join The Doobie Brothers. Jeff Porcaro would take his place before moving on to form Toto. Michael McDonald also hitched up with Steely Dan, but he too eventually left and joined The Doobies.

1993 Motown Records was sold to the Dutch recording and entertainment company Polygram for $325 million.

2003 Roger Voudouris, of the 1979 with “Get Used To It”, died at the age of 48 after suffering from liver disease for some time.

2009 Michael Jackson’s mother, 79-year-old Katherine Jackson, permanent custody of her late son’s children, 12-year-old Prince Michael, 10-year-old Paris Michael and 7-year-old Prince Michael II.

2010 Bobby Hebb died of lung cancer at the age of 72. His biggest hit was “Sunny” in 1966.

ClassicBands.com

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