Events in Music on August 5

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1953 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)

Actor Burt Lancaster
Actor
Burt Lancaster
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1964 Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
  • 1966 The Beatles release their "Revolver" album in the UK
  • 1966 Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
  • 1972 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
  • 1974 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways

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1975 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1979 "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1985 Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • 1994 Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose