Career derailment for The Man In Black... -- Another festival we really should have known about... -- Mac makes it three...

John Sebastian, Aug. 1970. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

8/7/1954 (64 years ago today) - Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Memphis -- The goal for the newlywed Mr. Cash was to become a Memphis appliance salesman, but the urge to play some music was too strong to resist: he formed a band {Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two} with guitarist Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant on bass which led to signing a contract with Sun Records a year later...

8/7/1970 (48 years ago today) - It's Day One for over 200,000 fans checking out the Goose Lake International Music Festival in Leoni, Michigan -- What a line-up, how come we didn't know about this one: over the next three days, your $15 ticket would get you sets from Jethro Tull, Ten Years After, Bob Seger, Chicago, John Sebastian, The James Gang (with Joe Walsh), The Stooges (with Iggy Pop), Brownsville Station, MC5, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Mountain, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and Faces (with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood)! The attitude of the police in charge was to "leave the kids alone", at least while they were inside the fairgrounds, which led to widespread drug use and public nudity, but the event was considred a success and included free campsites, free parking, free firewood, along with restrooms and showers every 500 feet! These are the good old days...

8/7/1982 (36 years ago today) - Fleetwood Mac start a five-week run at No. 1 with their third chart-topping album, "Mirage" --  Compared to their previous studio effort (the highly experimental "Tusk" which is now quite rightly regarded as a masterwork), this one -- the bands 13th full length LP -- positively oozes "soft rock", two words that can give you the shudders for sure, though the hit singles "Hold Me" and (especially) Stevie Nicks' "Gypsy" have that classic Mac sound...

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