August Birthdays of Note

1909: Leo Fender
1939: Ginger Baker
1947: Keith Moon
1945: Van Morrison

 

Notable August Music History Dates

1962: Robert Allen Zimmerman legally became Bob Dylan and signed a music deal with Witmark Music.

1962: At age 12, Stevie Wonder released ‘I Call It Pretty Music, (But The Old People Call It The Blues).

1962: Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance in Birkenhead, England having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.