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August 31

1957 Elvis appeared in concert outside of the US for the last time when he performed at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, in front of 26,000 fans. Ticket prices ranged between $1.50, $2.50 and $3.50.

1958 Ricky Nelson kicks off his musical concert career by appearing at Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1963 The Angels become the first white girl group to have a US number one hit when “My Boyfriend’s Back”.

1969 Bob Seger files for divorce after just ten months of marriage.

1974 In a US federal court, John Lennon testifies that he believes the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami. He also suspected his phones were tapped and that he was under surveillance by government agents.

1976 George Harrison is found guilty of subconscious plagiarism of the song “He’s So Fine” in writing his hit, “My Sweet Lord”. He would eventually pay the copyright holder, Bright Tunes, $587,000 in damages.

1980 30-year-old Karen Carpenter married 39-year-old real-estate developer Thomas James Burris. It lasted 14 months.

2014 Jimi Jamison, the lead vocalist for Survivor, suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 63.


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