Today In Rock: August 2

1937

Garth Hudson, keyboardist, horn player and all-around multi-instrumentalist with the Band, is born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

1939

Edward Patten was born.

1941

Doris Kenner-Jackson was born.

1946

Bull Moose Jackson hits #4 on the R&B chart with the Queen single "I Know Who Threw the Whiskey In the Well."

1960

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini (Brian Hyland) was a hit.

1969

Can releases debut LP 'Monster Movie'.

1975

Judy Collins hits #36 with "Send In the Clowns".

1975

Tony Camollo's Bazuka hits #10 with "Dynamite -Part 1".

1979

Prince hits #11 with "I Wanna Be Your Lover".

1980

Kate Bush hits #5 in the UK with "Babooshka".

1983

James Jamerson dies of pneumonia in Los Angeles.

1987

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2) was a hit.

1988

MTV premieres "Half Hour Comedy Hour," a stand-up comedy series which spotlights established and up-and-coming comedians. The series is hosted by Mario Joyner.

1995

At the tenth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, it was announced that the museum's main exhibition hall would be named after Ahmet Ertegun.