This Day in Music History

7 Aug 2020

todayAugust 7, 2022


French pop music record producer, composer, singer, musician Mark Wirtz died from Pick’s disease age 76. Wirtz is best known for the never-completed A Teenage Opera concept album, a project he devised while working under contract to EMI at Abbey Road Studios with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. The first single from the planned album, ‘Excerpt from A Teenage Opera’ by Keith West, was a No.2 hit on the UK Singles Chart in September 1967.

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6 Aug 1928

Andy Warhol is born Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the latter part of the 20th century, is born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A frail and diminutive man with a shock of silver-blond hair, Warhol was a major pioneer of the pop art movement of the 1960’s.

todayAugust 6, 2022