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Today In Rock: August 3

1941

Beverly Lee was born.

1952

Johnny Otis hit #4 on the R&B chart with "Call Operator".

1959

After having not released a 12-inch LP for the entirety of the Fifties, the Flamingos saw two appear in a single year: 'The Flamingos' (Checker) and 'Flamingo Serenade' (End).

1959

"Dedicated to the One I Love" by the Shirelles hits #83.

1965

Based on Rodgers and Hammerstein's last Broadway musical, 'The Sound of Music', starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released.

1968

Donovan hits #5 with "Hurdy Gurdy Man."

1968

Mason Williams hits #2 with "Classical Gas".

1970

Aerosmith comes together in Sunapee, New Hampshire, a summer resort.

1971

Paul McCartney unveils his new band, Wings, comprising Paul McCartney and Linda with Denny Laine (guitar) and Denny Seiwell (drums). Though there will be personnel changes, Paul McCartney and Linda remain loyal to the Wings rubric for the next ten years. Albums released during the Wings era: Wild Life (1971), Red Rose Speedway (1973), Band on the Run (1973), Venus and Mars (1975), Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976), Wings Over America (1976), London Town (1978), Wings Greatest (1978) and Back to the Egg (1979).

1996

'The Phenomenon' soundtrack, featuring Peter Gabriel's "I Have the Touch," hits #12 in the US.