Beatles and music events on Aug. 31:
Aug. 31, 1974: John Lennon testifies the Nixon Administration wanted to deport him because of his antiwar activism.
Aug. 31, 1939: Jerry Allison of the Crickets born.
Aug. 31, 1945: Van Morrison born.
Aug. 31, 1961: St. John’s Hall, Liverpool.
Aug. 31, 1962: Town Hall, Gloucestershire.
Aug. 31, 1963: The Angels’ “My Boyfriend’s Back” hits No. 1 in the U.S.
Aug. 31, 1965: Cow Palace, Daly City, CA.
Aug. 31, 1968: Fleetwood Mac announces new member 18-year-old Danny Kirwan on guitar.
Aug. 31, 1969: Bob Dylan performs with the Band at the second Isle of Wight Festival. Various Beatles and Rolling Stones are among those in the audience.
Aug. 31, 1976: George Harrison is found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” when “My Sweet Lord” is ruled a copy of “She So Fine.” (For an analysis of the suit, click here.)
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