AUGUST 5TH IS THE 217TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS GREEN PEPPERS DAY, INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC LIGHT DAY, NATIONAL OYSTER DAY, NATIONAL UNDERWEAR DAY AND WORK LIKE A DOG DAY.
After a New York performance, Aerosmith signed a $125,000 recording contract with Columbia Records.
David Crosby, reported to have slept through most of his trial, was sentenced to eight years in prison for drug and firearms possession. He was paroled in 1986.
Session drummer Jeff Porcaro, one of the most sought after musicians of the 1970s, died following cardiac arrest. Porcaro had played on Boz Scaggs’ “Silk Degrees” before forming Toto.
The Rolling Stones saw their only Disco-style effort, “Miss You”, become their eighth number one single in the US. It has been reported that the lyrics were inspired by Mick Jagger’s deteriorating relationship with his wife, Bianca.