Today in Music: August 5, 2010

On this date in 1957, the very first American Bandstand airs on national TV. Dick Clark would go on to host the show until its final airing in 1989.

In 1967, Pink Floyd released their first album, Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.

Aerosmith signs a recording contract with Columbia Records on this date in 1972. Clive Davis had courted the band after seeing them perform at Max's Kansas City in NYC.

In 1975, manager/svengali Kim Fowley forms all-girl rock band The Runaways in Los Angeles. The band is best-known for including a young Joan Jett and, later, Lita Ford.

In 1983, David Crosby is sentenced to five years in a Texas jail for possession of cocaine and firearms.

Jeff Porcaro, drummer for the band Toto, is is found dead of an apparent heart attack on this date in 1992.


Pat Smear, guitarist for the Germs, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters, 1959

Pete Burns, vocalist for Dead Or Alive, 1959

Calvin Hayes (1960) and Mike Nocito (1963), both of the band Johnny Hates Jazz

Jennifer Finch, bassist L7, 1966

Superior St. Rehearsal Facility

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