August 10th.

  • 1907. Legendary guitar maker Leo Fender born in Buenoa Park, California.

  • 1913. Texas bluesman Alfred "Snuff" Johnson born in Cedar Creek, Texas.

  • 1927. Country guitarist James Henry Martin born near Sneedville, Tennessee.

  • 1928. Jimmy Dean (singer of "Big Bad John") born Seth Ward in Plainview, Texas.

    1928. Fifties star Eddie Fisher born Edwin Jack Fisher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • 1940. Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Brothers) born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

    1940. Country session guitarist Jerry Kennedy born in Shreveport, Louisiana.

  • 1943. Ronnie Spector born Veronica Bennett in New York.

  • 1947. Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) born in Blackpool.

  • 1948. Blues singer Lucille Bogan dies of coronary sclerosis.

  • 1950. Eric Braunn (Iron Butterfly) born in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • 1964. Neneh Cherry born in Stockholm, Sweden.

    1964. Mick Jagger is fined 32 at Liverpool Magistrate's Court for driving without insurance.

  • 1965. Blues pianist Freddie Slack dies.

  • 1967. Mitch Mitchell is suffering from pain in his appendix. He misses out on today and tomorrow's performances at The Ambassador Theater, Washington D.C. A temporary replacement is found but he is back for the 12th.

  • 1969. A baby boy, Marlon, is born to Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg.

  • 1972. Paul and Linda McCartney plus Denny Seiwell are arrested for possession of cannabis in Sweden.

  • 1977. XTC sign a six album deal with Virgin Records for 250,000.

  • 1978. Mick Jones is due in court in London on drugs charges but he's stuck in San Francisco finishing off the new Clash album. Mick's lawyer, David Offenbach, sorts things out with the authorities.

  • 1982. (Southside) Johnny Lyon marries Jill Glasner in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen joins the Asbury Jukes to play at the reception.

  • 1985. Simon Le Bon nearly cops it when his yacht "Drum" capsizes during the Fastnet Race.