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12 AUGUST 2015.- 66-year-old Billy Joel becomes a father for the second time when his fourth wife, Alexis, gives birth to a baby girl, Della Rose.

11 AUGUST 2016.- For the second year, President Obama releases two summer playlists on Spotify. It’s his last year in office, which might be why “So Very Hard To Go” is on the list.

8 AUGUST 2020.- Taylor Swift becomes the first artist to debut at #1 on both the Hot 100 and US albums chart when Folklore and its lead single, “Cardigan,” both go to the top. Folklore is her seventh consecutive #1 album.

7 AUGUST 2017.- The Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society reports that a recently identified new species of ancient crocodile has been named Lemmysuchus obtusidens in honor of the Motörhead frontman.

6 AUGUST 2012.- Composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch dies from complications after a kidney transplant at age 68 in Los Angeles, California. He wrote the music for “The Way We Were.”

5 AUGUST 2013.- Singer/keyboardist George Duke (Frank Zappa collaborator and half of The Clarke/Duke Project with Stanley Clarke) dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at age 67 in Los Angeles, California.

4 AUGUST 2016.- Nationwide insurance announces a new ad campaign with Brad Paisley and Rachel Platten.

3 AUGUST 2019.- Henri Belolo, who co-founded The Village People and co-wrote many of their hits, dies at 82.

31 JULY 2019.- Woodstock 50, which at one point had Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Santana and John Fogerty on board, is officially cancelled because of legal and logistical problems. Santana and Fogerty celebrate the anniversary with shows at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, where the original Woodstock took place.

30 JULY 2014.- Guitarist Dick Wagner dies of respiratory failure at age 71. Wagner is known for his associations with Lou Reed, KISS, David Bowie, and especially Alice Cooper.

29 JULY 2019.- In a unanimous verdict, a jury rules that Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” copied the electronic melody from the 2008 song “Joyful Noise” by the Christian hip-hop artist Flame. Three days later, the jury awards $2.78 million in damages, but in March 2020, a federal judge overturns the verdict on appeal.

28 JULY 2020.- The British music magazine Q publishes its last issue, ending a 34-year run.

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