Almanac: June 21, 2016
On This Day:
- 1932 - Lalo Schifrin (83)
- 1932 - O.C. Smith (d. 2001)
- 1944 - Ray Davies (Kinks) (72)
- 1944 - Miguel Vicens (Los Bravos) (72)
- 1944 - Jon Hiseman (Colosseum) (72)
- 1946 - Brenda Holloway (70)
- 1947 - Joey Molland (Badfinger) (69)
- 1948 - Leon Everette (68)
- 1949 - Greg Munford (Strawberry Alarm Clock) (67)
- 1950 - Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) (66)
- 1951 - Nils Lofgren (65)
- 1951 - Alan Silson (Smokie) (65)
- 1952 - Marcella Detroit (Shakespear's Sister) (64)
- 1957 - Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) (59)
- 1959 - Kathy Mattea (57)
- 1961 - Kip Winger (Winger) (55)
- 1961 - Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM) (55)
- 1964 - Peter Howell (Little Texas) (52)
- 1967 - Tim Simenon (Bomb the Bass) (49)
- 1968 - Sonique (born Sonia Clarke) (48)
- 1969 - Pat Sansone (Wilco) (47)
- 1975 - Lee Gaze (Lostprophets) (41)
- 1976 - Mike Einzinger (Incubus) (70)
- 1981 - Brandon Flowers (Killers) (35)
- 1985 - Kris Allen (31)
- 1986 - Lana Del Rey (born Elizabeth Grant) (30)
- 1997 - Rebecca Black (19)
- 1966 - Reg Calvert (manager of Fortunes, Screaming Lord Such) - Shot by William Smedley of Radio Caroline (38)
- 1979 - Angus MacLise (Velvet Underground) - Tuberculosis (34)
- 1980 - Bert Kaempfert - Stroke (56)
- 1990 - June Christy - Kidney failure (64)
- 1997 - Arthur Prysock (68)
- 2001 - John Lee Hooker (83)
- 1948 - Columbia Records started first mass production of 33-1/3 records.
- 1966 - Jimmy Page made his live debut with the Yardbirds in London.
- 1966 - Tom Jones was involved in a car crash in London that required 14-stitches to his head.
- 1975 - 120,000 people packed Wembley Stadium in London to see Elton John, the Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus and the Eagles.
- 1975 - Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form Rainbow.
- 1977 - Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols was attacked outside a Camden, London club.
- 1978 - The musical Evita opened in London.
- 1980 - All of the members of the Stranglers were arrested by French police at Nice University for allegedly starting a riot.
- 1981 - Donald Fagan and Walter Becker announced that Steely Dan was breaking up.
- 1983 - Kathy Mattea signed with Mercury Records.
- 1988 - The Rascals started their reunion tour.
- 1988 - Pink Floyd performed at Versailles, France. The performance would be released as Delicate Sound of Thunder.
- 1990 - Little Richard received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the case of John Fogerty who is trying to recoup legal fees from his fight with the other members of Creedence Clearwater over royalties.
- 1994 - George Michael failed in his suit against Sony Records over the length of his contract.
- 1996 - The Sex Pistols began their reunion tour in Lahti, Finland.
- 1998 - Bobby Brown was arrested for domestic battery.
- 2003 - R.E.M. start their first world tour in four years in Holland.
- 2003 - Johnny Cash made his first public appearance since the death of wife June and last public performance in Hiltons, VA.
- 2005 - Billy Corgan announced that he wanted to reform Smashing Pumpkins.
- 2005 - Mike Chiplin left the Lostprophets.
- 2011 - It is revealed by People Magazine that Glen Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
- 1970 - Jim Morrison (Doors) and Patricia Kennealy
- 1976 - Reba McEntire and Charlie Battles
- 1986 - Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and Paula Yates
- 1955 - Cry, Cry, Cry - Johnny Cash (debut single)
- 1965 - Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds
- 1968 - Bare Wires - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
- 1969 - Deep Purple - Deep Purple
- 1971 - Ruby - Buck Owens
- 1975 - How Sweet It Is - James Taylor (single)
- 1982 - Daylight Again - Crosby Stills & Nash
- 1985 - Theatre of Pain - Motley Crue
- 1987 - Pride - White Lion
- 1987 - Priest...Live! - Judas Priest
- 1988 - Long Live the Kane - Big Daddy Kane
- 1989 - Hangin' Tough - New Kids on the Block (single)
- 1990 - Compositions - Anita Baker
- 1993 - Gold Against the Soul - Manic Street Preachers
- 2010 - Recovery - Eminem
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Freddy Cannon, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Robbs
- 1969 - Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Jerry Reed, Linda Ronstadt
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1941 - Daddy - Sammy Kaye (1 week)
- 1947 - Peg o' My Heart - Harmonicats (1 week)
- 1952 - Here in My Heart - Al Martino (2 weeks)
- 1975 - Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1997 - Wu-Tang Forever - Wu-Tang Clan (1 week)
- 2003 - St. Anger - Metallica (1 week)
- 2008 - Indestructible - Disturbed (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1952 - Goin' Home - Fats Domino (1 week)
- 1975 - Give the People What They Want - O'Jays (1 week)
- 2003 - So Gone - Monica (5 weeks)
- 2008 - Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole (9 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1975 - You're My Best Friend - Don Williams (1 week)
- 1980 - One Day at a Time - Christy Lane (1 week)
- 1986 - Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes - Forester Sisters (1 week)
- 2008 - Last Name - Carrie Underwood (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1980 - Crying - Don McLean (3 weeks)
- 2009 - When Love Takes Over - David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1969 - His Orchestra, His Chorus, His Singers, His Sound - Ray Conniff (3 weeks)
- 1986 - Invisible Touch - Genesis (3 weeks)
- 1997 - Middle of Nowhere - Hanson (1 week)
- 1998 - The Good Will Out - Embrace (1 week)