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Aug 01
1960

Ella Fitzgerald records Hooray For Love, I've Got The World On A String and Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, at RadioRecorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Jo Stafford records You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To and What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry, in Hollywood California, for Columbia Records. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

The J.J. Johnson Sextet records Mohawk, Shutterbug and Aquarius in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

The Primettes, later to become The Supremes,audition to become a sister group to local Detroit, Michigan, USA, quartet The Primes. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Atlantic Records boss Jerry Wexler negotiates a handshake deal giving his label distribution rights to the artist roster of Stax Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, including Otis Redding, Sam And Dave and Booker T. and the MGs. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Bobby Vee's latest single, Devil Or Angel, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No6. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Brenda Lee releases a new LP, Brenda Lee, on Decca Records in the USA. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Patsy Cline releases a new single, Crazy Dreams, on Decca Records in the USA. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Frankie Avalon begins five days at The Frolics, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Marv Johnson, The Miracles and Barrett Strong play at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

In Hollywood, California, USA, Elvis Presley begins pre-production rehearsals for the movie Flaming Star. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Carlton Ridenhour is born in Queens, New York City, USA. He will find fame as rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Suzi Gardner, guitarist/vocalist of 90s all-girl grunge band L7 is born in Altus, Oklahoma, USA. (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Aretha Franklin makes her first recordings for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. Columbia's highly respected A and R head, John Hammond, says of her, "She is an untutored genius, the best voice I?ve heard since Billie Holiday". (1960)

Aug 01
1960

Ray Charles plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Cloisters Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1960)