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This Date In Music History- August 21


Kenny Rogers ("Reuben James") turns 70.

Carl Giammarese of the Buckinghams ("Susan") is 61.

Joe Strummer (John Graham Mellors, The Clash) was born in 1952.

Jackie DeShannon had her biggest hit with 1969's "Put a Little Love in Your Heart." But she's also written hits for the Byrds ("Don't Doubt Yourself Babe"), the Searchers ("Needle and Pins"), and Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"). She was born today in Hazel, Ky in 1944.

Guitarist James Burton was born in Minden, LA in 1939. He picked up the guitar at age 13 and played on Dale Hawkins ’57 hit "Susie Q." He's heard on Rick Nelson’s hits and from the late ‘60s to the end he was a key member of Elvis Presley’s band.

Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Sabbath) enters the world in 1952. The bassist/vocalist hails from Cannock, Staffordshire, England.


Ever since the Beatles expressed a love of jellybeans, their concerts had featured plenty of offerings from the fans. However, at today's gig in Las Vegas in 1964, they have to stop playing twice in order to ask the audience to let up with the barrage of candy.

Ricky Nelson recorded "Lonesome Town" in 1958.

Patsy Cline recorded "Crazy" in 1961.

Jazz orchestra leader, the great, Count Basie was born in Red Bank, N.J. in 1904. He died on 26th April 1984.

In 2005, Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer, died in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. The Moog appears on records by Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, The Neptunes and Black Eyed Peas.

1923 - In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner. My question, where were they supposed to look?

Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction" was released in 1965.

In 1976, it was announced by RCA Victor records that the sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.

The Rolling Stones album, "Out of Our Heads," was number one on the US album chart in1965 on the strength of "Satisfaction,” "Play With Fire" and "The Last Time.”

"Do You Believe in Magic," the Lovin' Spoonful's rock and roll anthem, debuts in the Top Hundred in 1965 . Reaching #9, it is the first of ten Top Forty singles, including an amazing string of seven consecutive Top Ten hits.

Jefferson Airplane ran into some trouble with Akron, Ohio police in 1972 after their equipment manager calls some officers "pigs". Paul Kanter is roughed up, Grace Slick was maced and Jack Casady was arrested and dragged off stage.

In 1976, The Rolling Stones appeared in front of 200,000 fans with Todd Rundgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 10cc and others at England's annual Knebworth Festival. The concert was falsely advertised as "the last Stones show ever to be held in Britain." No word on when their last concert will really be…..

Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart in 1961 with 'Something For Everybody' his sixth US No.1 album.

In 1956, comics Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman have the number three song in America with a novelty tune called "Flying Saucer". The premise of the record was two radio news reporters who ask questions which are then humorously answered with snippets from mid-'50s hits. Buchanan and Goodman were sued by 17 different record companies for copyright infringement, but all were dismissed by a ruling that said the parodies did not infringe on the sales of the original hits.