The Rock History Report for August 4th
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1956 - Elvis Presley released his classic song, "Hound Dog."
1957 - The Everly Brothers played "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love" on their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1958 - Billboard Magazine introduced the influential "Hot 100" chart. The first number one song was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.
1966 The majority of U.S. radio stations instituted a ban on The Beatles after John Lennons infamous comment that the band was more popular than Jesus Christ.
1974 - Paul Simon released "Love Me Like A Rock."
1975 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and his family suffered injuries after a car accident on the Mediterranean island of Rhodes.
1980 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono started recording their album Double Fantasy.
1984 - Phil Collins married Jill Tavelman.
1947 Klaus Schultze of Tangerine Dream
1962 Paul Reynolds of A Flock of Seagulls