Re: This Day In Rock History
This Day In Rock History: August 11th
1962 A flood of new releases hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart, that will go on to be hit records, including Mary Wells' "You Beat Me to the Punch", Ray Stevens' "Ahab the Arab", Johnny Tillotson's "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On", The Marvelettes' "Beechwood 4-5789", The Contours' "Do You Love Me", The Beach Boys' "Surfin' Safari", Booker T and the MGs' "Green Onions" and Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".
1996 Mel Taylor, drummer for The Ventures, died of lung cancer. He was 62.