August 5th: On this Day In Music History
|1956, Doris Day was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Whatever Will Be Will Be', the singer actress' second UK No.1 single. The Oscar-winning song was featured in Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, with Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles.|
|1957, American Bandstand first aired on US TV. Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year when the show was still called Bandstand, Clark went on to host the show until 1989. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including Abba, The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.|
|1965, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Help!' The group's eighth consecutive UK No.1 single. |
|1965, Jan Berry of Jan and Dean was accidentally knocked off a camera car and broke his leg on the first day of filming a new film. Several other people were also hurt, causing Paramount to cancel the movie entirely.|
|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'. |
1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett.
2008, American singer, songwriter Robert Hazard died after surgery for pancreatic cancer. He wrote Cyndi Lauper's, 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', and fronted Robert Hazard and the Heroes in the 80's.