Almanac: October 21, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1915 - Owen Bradley (d. 1998)
  • 1917 - Dizzy Gillespi (d. 1993)
  • 1925 - Celia Cruz (d. 2003)
  • 1935 - Mel Street (d. 1978)
  • 1937 - Norman Wright (Del-Vikings) (d. 2010)
  • 1940 - Manfred Mann (born Manfred Lubowitz) (76)
  • 1941 - Steve Cropper (75)
  • 1941 - Jimmy Beaumont (Skyliners) (75)
  • 1942 - Elvin Bishop (74)
  • 1943 - Ron Elliott (Beau Brummels) (73)
  • 1945 - Kathy Young (Kathy Young & the Innocents) (71)
  • 1946 - Lee Loughnane (Chicago) (70)
  • 1946 - Tetsu Yamauchi (Free) (70)
  • 1946 - Lux Interior (Cramps) (d. 2009)
  • 1952 - Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead) (64)
  • 1953 - Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go's) (63)
  • 1953 - Eric Faulkner (Bay City Rollers) (63)
  • 1957 - Steve Lukather (Toto) (59)
  • 1957 - Julian Cope (Teardrop Explodes) (59)
  • 1959 - Rose McDowell (Strawberry Switchblade) (57)
  • 1964 - Jon Carin (Pink Floyd) (52)
  • 1969 - Garfield Bright (Shai) (47)
  • 1970 - Tony Mortimer (East 17) (46)
  • 1971 - Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age) (45)
  • 1972 - Matthew Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) (44)
  • 1973 - Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay) (43)
  • 1976 - Josh Ritter (40)
  • 1980 - Brian Pittman (Reliant K) (36)
Deaths
  • 1965 - Bill Black - Brain tumor (39)
  • 1978 - Mel Street - Suicide (43)
  • 1995 - Maxene Andrews (Andrews Sisters) - Heart attack (79)
  • 1995 - Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) - Cocaine overdose (28)
  • 2003 - Elliott Smith - Stabbed (not known if suicide or homicide) (34)
  • 2003 - Syl Rice (Flatlanders)
  • 2006 - Sandy West (Runaways) - Lung cancer (47)
  • 2007 - Paul Fox (Ruts) - Lung cancer (56)
On This Day
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley's film Jailhouse Rock premiered.
  • 1975 - Elton John received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1976 - Keith Moon played his last show with the Who at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
  • 1978 - The Clash fired manager Bernie Rhodes and replaced him with Caroline Coon from Melody Maker.
  • 1985 - Carl Perkins was the subject of a tribute concert at London's Limehouse Studio with guests Rosanne Cash, Dave Edmunds, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton.
  • 1992 - George Michael sued Sony over his contract. He would lose the case two years later.
  • 1992 - Elton John sued the program Hard Copy for saying he moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.
  • 1992 - Madonna released her book Sex.
  • 1995 - Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was arrested and fined $141 for mooning the audience in Milwaukee, WI.
  • 1997 - The Guinness Book of World Records named Candle in the Wind 97 the biggest selling record of all time with 31.8 million in sales.
  • 1998 - Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick of Kiss were sued by Alice Cooper over their song Dreamin' which it is said sounds too much like his Eighteen.
  • 2001 - Concerts were held in Madison Square Garden and RFK Stadium in Washington for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Performers included Michael Jackson, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, *NSYNC, P Diddy, James Brown, Paul McCartney and David Bowie.
  • 2001 - The Country Freedom Concert was held in Nashville with George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Lonestar, Hank Williams Jr., Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and Lee Ann Womack.
  • 2003 - Destiny's Child was sued by a Miami producer who claimed they stole their song Survivor from him.
  • 2003 - David Gest sued ex-wife Liza Minnelli for $10 million saying that she beat him up while drunk.
  • 2003 - Elton John signed with Caesar's Palace to play 75 shows in their Colosseum.
  • 2004 - Bo Diddley postponed a concert in California while he recovered from having a toe amputated. The operation was made necessary by his diabetes.
  • 2007 - Kid Rock and members of his entourage were arrested in an Atlanta, GA Waffle House after a fight.
  • 2012 - Gartha Brooks, Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
Marriages
  • 2007 - Joe Dee Messina and Chris Deffenbaugh
Recorded
  • 1936 - Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff
  • 1957 - Buzz, Buzz, Buzz - Bobby Day & the Hollywood Flames
  • 1958 - True Love Ways, Raining in My Heart, Moondreams, It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly (final recording session)
  • 1965 - Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man - Beatles
  • 1965 - Keep on Running - Spencer Davis Group
Released
  • 1960 - Blue Angel - Roy Orbison (single)
  • 1970 - New Morning - Bob Dylan
Broadcasts
  • 1962 - Ed Sullivan - Cliff Richard
  • 1965 - Shindig! - Dave Clark Five, Kingsmen
  • 1966 - Ready Steady Go (U.K.) - Who
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1944 - You Always Hurt the One You Love - Mills Brothers (2 weeks (1 previous week)
  • 1957 - Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice - Elvis Presley (6 weeks)
  • 1967 - To Sir With Love - Lulu (5 weeks)
  • 1972 - My Ding-a-Ling - Chuck Berry (2 weeks)

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