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Today In Rock: August 4

1901

Louis Armstrong was born.

1948

The Ravens hit #5 on the R&B chart with "Send For Me If You Need Me."

1956

What many consider to be one of rock's greatest double-sided singles, "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog," is released. Both sides will share the top spot for 11 weeks.

1957

The Everly Brothers perform "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie" on The Ed Sullivan Show. The same year, they also appear on The Grand Ole Opry and TV variety shows hosted by Perry Como, Alan Freed, Patti Page and Arthur Murray.

1959

A Big Hunk O' Love (Elvis Presley) was a hit.

1963

Fingertips-Pt. 2 (Little Stevie Wonder) was a hit.

1974

Feel Like Makin' Love (Roberta Flack) was a hit.

1979

Kansas hits #23 with "People of the South Wind".

1989

MTV VJ Ray Cokes co-hosts the "Moscow Music Peach Festival" from Lenin Stadium in Russia with MTV US VJ Adam Curry.