Today in Music History

  • On this Day August 05, 1992

    Jeff Porcaro drummer from Toto died age 38. His death has been the subject of controversy: some say the attack was caused by an allergic reaction to garden pesticide, while others say Porcaro's heart was weakened by smoking and cocaine use. Porcaro also worked with many other acts including Sonny and Cher, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, Paul Simon and Boz Scaggs.

  • On this Day August 05, 2007

    Beatles fans feared the misuse of the Fab Fours music had hit rock bottom following the decision to license All You Need Is Love for use in a nappy advert. Procter & Gamble had purchased the rights to use the song from Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which now owned Northern Songs, the Beatles catalogue. The ad featured a baby jumping on a teddy bear in a disposable nappy which offered ultimate leak protection.

  • On this Day August 05, 1966

    The Beatles Revolver was released in the UK. The bands seventh album featured: Taxman, Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping, Here, There and Everywhere, She Said She Said, And Your Bird Can Sing and Tomorrow Never Knows.

  • On this Day August 05, 1978

    The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Miss You', the group's eighth US No.1, was also a No.3 hit in the UK. The song was written by Mick Jagger after jamming with keyboardist Billy Preston during rehearsals for forthcoming club dates the Stones were playing.

  • On this Day August 05, 1965

    The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Help!' The group's eighth consecutive UK No.1 single. John Lennon later stated he wrote the lyrics of the song to express his stress after the Beatles' quick rise to success. "I was fat and depressed and I was crying out for 'Help'."




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