Jumpin' for The Beatles? -- Nice run for CCR -- Blues master b'day...

Creedence Clearwater Revival, April 1970. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

8/22/1966 (52 years ago today) - Maybe it's not what "Youth gone wild!" really means, but it's pretty close...: New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the second story ledge of a downtown hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked them down...

8/22/1970 (48 years ago today) - Creedence Clearwater Revival start a nine-week run at No. 1 on the album chart with "Cosmo's Factory", their fifth studio album in three years! The name of the LP comes from the Berkeley, California warehouse where the band held rehearsals; leader John Fogerty was so insistent on practicing every day, that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford began referring to the space as "the factory". The result was a record that boasted four big hit singles (two of 'em were double-A sided!!!) that are still played in regular rotation on radio's all around the world: "Travelin' Band"/"Who'll Stop The Rain", "Run Through The Jungle"/"Up Around The Bend", "Lookin' Out My Back Door" and the epic 11-minute cover-jam of Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". Rock solid stuff, still holds up...

8/22/1920 - Born on this date, blues singer-songwriter-guitarist and influence-most-extraordinaire, the one and only John Lee Hooker -- A short list of John Lee tunes covered by rockers tells you almost all you need to know: "Boom Boom" (The Yardbirds with Eric Clapton), '"Crawling King Snake" (The Doors), "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (George Thorogood), "Serves You Right To Suffer" (The J. Geils Band), "Dimples" (The Animals), "Motor City Is Burning" (MC5) --  John Lee played a street musician in "The Blues Brothers" movie (1980) and won Grammy awards for his collaborations with Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison; he was between 83 and 88 years of age when he passed away in his sleep at home in Los Altos, California.

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