Workin’ like a dog

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

August 12, 1964

Beatles-A-HARD-DAY-S-NIGHT-Pen-Card-Case-Set-products-writing-tools-limited-editions-05A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles‘ first movie, opens in 500 U.S. theaters to rave reviews.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Oh yeah, the boy can play



At least please telephone

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

August 11, 1956

ELVIS_PRESLEY_DONT+BE+CRUEL-565755Elvis Presley’s double-sided hit Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog is released. It goes to #1 on the U.S. singles chart and stays there for 11 weeks.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Down dooby doo down down


Small Faces

It’s all too beautiful

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

August 9, 1967

ipsfThe Small Faces enter the singles chart with Itchycoo Park, which will peak at #3 in the U.K. The song is one of the first pop singles to use flanging, an effect that can be heard in the bridge section after each chorus.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Summertime will be a-lovin there


Tony Bennet

Somebody twice as smart as I

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

August 3, 1926

Tony-Bennett-portrait-2016-Billboard-1548Born this day in New York City — Tony Bennett, who has his first hit in 1951 and who is still performing to sellout crowds. You can catch him at The Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix next week.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Made my heart come all undone


Garth Hudson

A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

August 2, 1937

hudson-garth-imageBorn this day in Windsor, Ontario, Canada — Garth Hudson, multi-instrumentalist and a master of the Lowrey organ. He is with The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’ backing group), who then become known as The Band, who back Bob Dylan on his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. He is still performing.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: When you make me cry