Jeff Baxter

This Week in Music History
August 1st, 1971 - The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour kicks off on prime time television.  Fred Silverman, head of programming at CBS saw their act one evening at a night club and offered them their own show on the spot.
August 2nd, 1964 - The Beatles appear at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemout…
This Week in Music History
August 2nd, 1964, The Beatles appear at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a 'new and unknown London group', was The Kinks.
This Day In Music History
August 3rd
1966 - The Beatles are banned by the South African government and can no longer be played on the radio. The decision stemmed from the controversy surrounding John Lennon's remarks on his band being "more popular than Jesus."