Music Almanac - August 21

Birthdays
  • 1904 - Count Basie (d. 1984)
  • 1907 - Hy Zaret (born Hyman Zaritsky) (songwriter) (d. 2007)
  • 1926 - Carolyn Leigh (songwriter) (d. 1983)
  • 1930 - Christiane Legrand (Swingle Singers) (d. 2011)
  • 1938 - Kenny Rogers
  • 1939 - James Burton
  • 1939 - Harold Reed (Statler Brothers)
  • 1943 - Clydie King (background vocalist) (d. 2019)
  • 1944 - Jackie DeShannon
  • 1947 - Carl Giammarese (Buckinghams)
  • 1951 - Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion)
  • 1952 - Joe Strummer (Clash) (d. 2002)
  • 1954 - Nick Kane (Mavericks)
  • 1954 - Steve Smith (Journey)
  • 1957 - Budgie (born Peter Edward Clarke) (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
  • 1958 - Kim Sledge (Sister Sledge)
  • 1967 - Serj Tankian (System of a Down)
  • 1968 - Dina Carroll
  • 1971 - Liam Howlett (Prodigy)
  • 1974 - Preston Brust (LoCash)
  • 1979 - Kelis (born Kelis Rogers)
  • 1984 - Melissa Schuman (Dream)
  • 1985 - Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
  • 1988 - Kacey Musgraves

Deaths
  • 1975 - Sam McGee (McGee Brothers) - Tractor accident (81)
  • 2005 - Robert Moog - Brain tumor (71)
  • 2008 - Buddy Harman (Nashville A-Team drummer) - Congestive heart failure (79)
  • 2009 - Johnny Carter (Flamingos, Dells) - Lung cancer (75)
  • 2013 - Sid Bernstein (Beatles promoter) (95)

On This Day
  • 1947 - Lefty Frizzell was sentenced to three years in prison for statutory rape.
  • 1961 - Country singer Spade Cooley was convicted of murder for killing his wife.
  • 1965 - Connie Smith became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1966 - The Beatles played two shows in the U.S., including a St. Louis show in heavy rain that convinced Paul McCartney that they should stop touring.
  • 1967 - Pink Floyd ended their German tour when Syd Barrett disappeared.
  • 1967 - Bob Dylan resigned with Columbia Records.
  • 1972 - Jack Cassidy of the Jefferson Airplane was arrested, Grace Slick maced and other band members injured during a show in Akron, Ohio after police were called "pigs."
  • 1973 - Jimmie Rodgers settled for a $200,000 payment from the city of Los Angeles over a 1967 incident where his head was injured alegedly by police.
  • 1976 - RCA Records announced that sales of Elvis Presley's records had passed the 400 million mark.
  • 1976 - The Charlie Daniels Band played for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1980 - The show Pirates of Penzance opened on Broadway with Linda Ronstadt in the lead.
  • 1983 - Johnny Ramone required four-hours of brain surgery after being in a fight in New York.
  • 1987 - The movie Dirty Dancing was released in the U.S.
  • 1993 - Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch was invaded by police after an allegation of child molestation.
  • 1993 - John Denver was charged with DUI after being pulled over in Aspen, CO.
  • 1994 - John Denver was charged with DUI after his car ran into a tree near Aspen, CO, his second charge in exactly one year.
  • 1995 - Roger Miller and Jo-Walker Meador were named the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1996 - David Byrne sued the rest of the members of the Talking Heads to stop them from touring under the name "The Heads."
  • 1996 - Rick James was released from prison after serving two of five years for a sentence of holding a woman hostage.
  • 1998 - Steve Augeri played his first show as lead singer of Journey.
  • 1998 - Terence Trent D'Arby posted a criptic message on his website and announced he was now going by the name Sananda Maitreya.
  • 2000 - The group Survivor sued the makers of the TV reality show Survivor after they issued a soundtrack album, claiming they were infringing on their name.
  • 2000 - Easther and Vernie Bennett of Eternal announced that they are both going solo, ending the group.
  • 2003 - Johnny Cash had his last recording session.
  • 2005 - Joan Baez camped with protesters outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch.
  • 2005 - The Rolling Stones opened their Bigger Bang Tour in Boston, MA.
  • 2006 - German authorities decided not to charge Madonna over a fake crucifixion in her August 20 show.
  • 2006 - Rosanne Cash and Steve Earle taped an episode of CMT Crossroads.
  • 2008 - Gary Glitter was in limbo after being released from a Viet Nam jail, returning to Thailand after being refused entry into Hong Kong.
  • 2010 - Brad Paisley headlined a stadium show for the first time in Foxboro, MA.
  • 2012 - Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 2015 - The Foo Fighters interrupted a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City by pulling in front of them and blasting Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
  • 2016 - The Tragically Hip played their last show in Kingston, ON.

Marriages
  • 1926 - Bob Wills and Edna Posey
  • 1982 - Bono (U2) and Ali Hewson
  • 1993 - Bernie Taupin and Stephanie Haymes

Divorces
  • 1975 - Maurice Gibb and Lulu

Recorded
  • 1938 - Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
  • 1961 - Crazy - Patsy Cline
  • 1967 - Strange Days - Doors (first day of recording in Hollywood, CA)
  • 2003 - Engine One-Forty-Three - Johnny Cash (his final recording session)

Released
  • 1965 - Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire (single)
  • 1965 - Do You Believe in Magic? - Lovin' Spoonful (single)
  • 1977 - The King is Gone - Ronnie McDowell (single)
  • 1987 - The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited - Metallica
  • 1989 - If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks (single)
  • 1990 - Graffiti Bridge - Prince
  • 1990 - Ritual de lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction
  • 1997 - Be Here Now - Oasis
  • 1999 - Facelift - Alice in Chains (debut album)

Broadcasts
  • 1968 - The Kraft Music Hall (NBC) - Sly & the Family Stone, Tim Hardin

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1943 - In the Blue of Evening - Tommy Dorsey (3 weeks)
  • 2004 - Lean Back - Terror Squad (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1954 - The Student Prince - Mario Lanza (10 weeks)
  • 1965 - Out of Our Heads - Rolling Stones (3 weeks)
  • 1993 - Sleepless in Seattle - Soundtrack (1 week)
  • 1999 - Millennium - Backstreet Boys (3 weeks (7 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2004 - Autobiography - Ashlee Simpson (2 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 2010 - The Suburbs - Arcade Fire (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1976 - Who'd She Coo? - Ohio Players (1 weeks)
  • 1982 - Dance Floor, Part 1 - Zapp (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1961 - Tender Years - George Jones (7 weeks)
  • 1965 - Yes, Mr. Peters - Roy Drusky & Priscilla Mitchell (2 weeks)
  • 1976 - Bring It On Home to Me - Mickey Gilley (1 week)
  • 1982 - Nobody - Sylvia (1 week)
  • 1993 - Why Didn't I Think of That - Doug Stone (1 week)
  • 2010 - Free - Zac Brown Band (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1976 - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley (1 week)
  • 1982 - Hard to Say I'm Sorry - Chicago (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1953 - I Believe - Frankie Laine (3 weeks (15 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1968 - Mony Mony - Tommy James & the Shondells (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 1971 - I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross (4 weeks)
  • 1999 - If I Let You Go - Westlife (1 week)
  • 2004 - Babycakes - 3 of a Kind (1 week)
  • 2010 - Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida Featuring David Guetta
  • 2005 - I'll Be OK - McFly (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1971 - Top of the Pops, Volume 18 - Various Artists (3 weeks)
  • 2004 - Anastacia - Anastacia (1 week)
  • 2010 - Recovery - Eminem (1 week (5 previous weeks))

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