Music History for August 5


1957 - American Bandstand made its network debut on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the show had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.
Today in American Bandstand History

1959 - In New York, The Isley Brothers recorded "Shout" at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World.

1966 - The Beatles album "Revolver" was released in the U.K.
Today in Beatles History

1975 - Stevie Wonder signed a $13 million contract to cover seven years. The contract was the largest contract in the recording industry at the time.

1976 - NBC-TV aired The Beach Boys: It's O.K. The show was a 15th anniversary special for the group.

1980 - The Osmonds split up.

1981 - Olivia Newton-John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1986 - Lionel Richie released the album Dancing on the Ceiling.

1990 - Madonna ended her Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France. The show was aired on HBO via a tape delay.

1999 - Music written by Johann Sebastian Bach was found in the Ukraine. The music was thought to have been destroyed over 50 years ago during World War II. The material was found in the musical estate of Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach, who was one of J.S. Bach's children.