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9 Aug 1954

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Pete Thomas, drummer, who with Elvis Costello and The Attractions, had the 1979 UK No.2 single ‘Olivers Army’. As a session drummer Thomas has also worked with Suzanne Vega, Neil Finn, Vonda Shepard, Sheryl Crow and others.

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8 Aug 1986

Spike Lee’s first feature, "She’s Gotta Have It," premieres On August 8, 1986, actor, writer and director Spike Lee’s first feature-length movie, She’s Gotta Have It, opens in theaters around the United States. Made on a shoestring budget, She’s Gotta Have It was a comedy about a young African American woman in Brooklyn, New York, and her three suitors. The movie launched Lee’s career.

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