AM-Prep-Today in Entertainment History
Aug. 03, 2018
On August 3, 1963, The Beatles appeared at the Cavern Club in Liverpool for the last time.
In 1966, comic Lenny Bruce died of a drug overdose. He was 40.
In 1968, the band Yes played their first show, at a cafe in London.
In 1969, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was indicted for failure to report for civilian duty at a hospital in lieu of military service.
In 1971, Paul McCartney announced the formation of Wings, which featured his wife Linda on keyboards. Other members included former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.
In 1974, guitarist Jeff Baxter and drummer Jim Hodder left Steely Dan. Baxter joined the Doobie Brothers and Hodder produced and did session work.
In 1979, The Knack topped both the album and the singles charts, with their album "Get the Knack" and the single "My Sharona."
In 1987, Def Leppard released its "Hysteria" album.
In 2002, Bob Dylan played the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island for the first time in 37 years. In 1965, the crowd was outraged when he played electric guitar at the festival.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Tony Bennett is 92. Actor Martin Sheen is 78. Singer Beverly Lee of The Shirelles is 77. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 77. Bassist B.B. Dickerson of War is 69. Movie director John Landis is 68. Actress JoMarie Payton ("Family Matters") is 68. Actor Jay North ("Dennis the Menace") is 67. Actor John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") is 59. Bassist Lee Rocker (Stray Cats) is 57. Actress Lisa Ann Walter ("Bruce Almighty") is 57. Singer-guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica is 55. Singer Ed Roland of Collective Soul is 55. Actor Isaiah Washington ("Grey's Anatomy," ''Soul Food") is 55. Keyboardist Dean Sams of Lonestar is 52. Guitarist Stephen (STEF'-an) Carpenter of Deftones is 48. Musician Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa is 47. Actress Brigid Brannagh ("Army Wives") is 46. Actor Michael Ealy ("Think Like A Man," ''Barbershop") is 45. Violinist Jimmy De Martini of Zac Brown Band is 42. Actress Evangeline Lilly ("Lost") is 39. Actress Mamie Gummer ("The Good Wife") is 35. Singer Holly Arnstein of Dream is 33. Actress Georgina Haig ("Once Upon A Time") is 33. Bassist Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic is 33. Rapper D.R.A.M. is 30.