The Beatles released Revolver in the UK on this day in 1966. The album built on the musically quantum leap forward that started when the band released Rubber Soul late the previous year. Three of the 14 songs on the UK release of Revolver were dropped from the North American version of the album because they were on Yesterday and Today, which was released in the US in June.
Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on August 5 include...
1947 Rick Derringer (Zehringer) born.
1959 Foo Fighters Pat Smear born.
1967 Van Morrison releases Brown Eyed Girl. 1972 Aerosmith inks Columbia Records deal for $125,000.
1972 Aerosmith signs with Columbia Records.
1972 Roy Woods Wizzard makes live debut in London.
1979 Def Leppard signs with Polygram Records.
1980 Pat Benatar releases Crimes Of Passion.
1982 Led Zeppelin releases Coda.
1983 Elvis Costello releases Punch The Clock.
1983 David Crosby draws a 5 sentence years on drugs and weapons charges, serves 5 months in Texas.
1992 Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro dies of a heart attack at 38.
1994 Billy Idol hospitalized in LA after suspected overdose.
1996 Wilson Pickett enters rehab after cocaine conviction in Sullivan County, NY. 2009 Paul McCartney plays first of 2 nights at Fenway Park in Boston.
2003 Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels remaining tour dates due to Gary Rossington's heart condition.
2009 Steven Tyler breaks his shoulder and injures head and neck when he falls off the stage during Aerosmith concert at the Stugis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
2016 Gregg Allman cancels tour dates to undergo treatment at the Mayo Clinic.