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J. Geils Singer Weds Hollywood Starlet 39 Years Ago Today
Peter Wolf and "Bonnie & Clyde" actress Faye Dunaway were married on August 7, 1974. The union would last five years. A former disc jockey, the Bronx-born Wolf joined the J. Geils Band in 1967. The band would enjoy their biggest commercial success with the 1982 album "Freeze Frame" which spawned a pair of Top 5 singles. Now 67 years old, Peter and the J. Geils Band have opened several dates for Aerosmith this summer.
Procol Harum Pair With Orchestra to Creat Hit Record
English rockers Procol Harum recorded "Conquistador" on August 6, 1972 during a live performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The single reached #16 on the Billboard chart that same year becoming just their third, and final, Top 40 hit. The band was named for a friend's cat. Procol Harum was nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012, but failed to muster enough ballots for induction.
Christine McVie Joins Fleetwood Mac 43 Years Ago Today
Married to Fleetwood Mac co-founder John at the time, Christine McVie was officially enlisted to provide keyboards and vocals on August 1, 1970. She would spend nearly three decades in the legendary group before retiring in 1998. Now 70 years old, Christine combined her song writing and vocal talents with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to transform the British blues band into rock super stardom. She also has three solo albums to her credit. Earlier this year, she joined former bandmates John McVie and Mick Fleetwood on stage in Hawaii, her first concert performance in 15 years