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The Eagles double up the charts and Richards writes a book in Today’s Rock History!

AUGUST 2ND IS THE 214TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS DINOSAURS DAY, INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY,NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY AND NATIONAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY.

1975

The Eagles enjoy the second of their five Billboard #1 hits with “One Of These Nights”, as the album of the same name led the Hot 200 Albums chart.

1980

Although the movie Xanadu was a total flop, the soundtrack sold well and produced Olivia Newton-John’s US number one hit “Magic”.

1991

Singer Rick James, who scored a 1981 hit with “Super Freak”, pleads innocent to charges he imprisoned, tortured and sexually assaulted his 21-year-old girlfriend, in his California home.

 2007

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards signed a deal reportedly worth more than $7 million to write his autobiography. The book, which traces his life from a little choirboy to Rock ‘n’ Roll survivor, didn’t hit stores until the Fall of 2010.

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