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August 2

1956 Look magazine reported that Elvis receives over 3,000 fan letters a week.

1957 The official Elvis Presley Fan Club was launched in the UK. The Club still exists today

1958 Johnny Cash left Sun records and signed with Columbia.

1962 Aretha Franklin made her professional TV debut on American Bandstand.

1969 Bob Dylan attends his ten-year high school reunion in Hibbing, Minnesota, but leaves when a drunk tries to pick a fight with him.

1972 Brian Cole, bassist for The Association, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 28.

1987 David Martin, bass player with Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, died of a heart attack at age 50. He co-wrote their 1965 hit “Wooly Bully”.

200168-year-old Ron Townson of The 5th Dimension died of renal failure after a four-year battle with kidney disease.

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