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6 Aug 1939

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Background

American soul music singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer Sonny Sanders. He formed the Satintones in Detroit in 1957 becoming the first vocal group signed to Motown, and released their first record, ‘Going to the Hop’ / ‘Motor City’ in 1960. He later arranged strings on may hits including Jackie Wilson’s ‘Higher and Higher’ and ‘I Get the Sweetest Feeling’. He died on October 12, 2016.

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5 Aug 1983

"Risky Business" debuts, launches Tom Cruise to stardom On August 5, 1983, the comedy Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise in a breakout performance, opens in U.S. theaters. In the film, Cruise played Joel Goodsen, a suburban Chicago teen who has a series of misadventures when his parents go out of town and leave him home alone.

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