This Day in Music History

6 Aug 1999

todayAugust 6, 2022


Dick Latvala died aged 56 after being in a coma caused by a heart attack. Latvala had worked with the Grateful Dead since the early 80s looking after their archives of live performances which became a series of ‘Dick’s Picks’ albums.

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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.

todayAugust 5, 2022