New Beatles Drummer – 8/16 in History

PHL17 News

Today in 1962, The Beatles replaced Drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr.

Other things on 8/16…
1954 – Sports Illustrated published its first issue.
1969 – Day 2 of “Woodstock”, featured performers including Santana, John Sebastian, The Grateful Dead, CCR, Janis Joplin and The Who.
1975 – Peter Gabriel quit Genesis.
2008 – Michael Phelps won his 7th of 8 gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Birthdays:
Madonna is 63
(Her first American TV appearance was in the PHL17 studio, on “Dancin’ On Air” back in the 80’s)
JT Taylor from Kool & The Gang is 68
NJ Governor Phil Murphy is 64
Steve Carell is 59

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