Music History for

August 4

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1927 - Jimmy Rodgers recorded "Sleep Baby Sleep" and "Soldier's Sweetheart."

1957 - The Everly Brothers made their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and introduced their upcoming single, "Wake Up Little Susie" and the song "Bye Bye Love."

1958 - Billboard Magazine introduced its "Hot 100" chart, which was part popularity and a barometer of the movement of potential hits. The first number one song was Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool."

1964 - The Kinks single "You Really Got Me" was released in the U.K.

1966 - The Temptations' "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" was released.

1975 - Robert Plant and his family were suffered injuries in a car accident on the Mediterranean island of Rhodes.

1979 - The film "Rock & Roll High School" starring the Ramones premiered in New York, NY.

1984 - Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman were married.

1987 - The soundtrack "Dirty Dancing" was released.

1998 - MTV switched off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demanded that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for distribution.

2005 - Yahoo Inc. announced that it was beginning a test of a new search engine feature that would search through millions of songs offered on popular Internet music services.

2005 - The iTunes Music Store in Japan officially opened with one million songs available.

2009 - The iTunes Music Store was officially launched in Mexico.

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