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August 5th

1969George Harrison uses his new Moog synthesizer at Abbey Road studios in the recording of their song ‘Because’. The Beatles are finishing their 11th studio album ‘Abbey Road’, which would end up being their last recorded album.

1972Aerosmith signs to CBS Records for $125,000. It’s after Clive Davis attended their show at Max’s Kansas City Club in New York City and liked what he saw.

1984Bruce Springsteen plays the first of ten nights at the Meadowlands. It marks the homecoming of the Born in the USA Tour. A tour that lasted over a year with more than 150 shows.

1992 - Jeff Porcaro drummer of band Toto dies today at the age of 38. His death has been the subject of some controversy with speculation of an allergic reaction to garden pesticide, while others say Porcaro’s heart was weakened by smoking and cocaine use. He had worked with many other artists including Sonny and Cher, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, Paul Simon and Boz Scaggs.

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