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Music History On This Day the 21st of July

On the 21st July 1966 Georgie Fame was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Get Away". The song started life as a TV jingle for a petrol advert.

On the 21st July 1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of three nights at the Cafe-a-Go-Go in New York City. The club featured many well known acts including: The Grateful Dead, Tim Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane, and Cream who all appeared at the club.

On the 21st July 1969 The Beatles started work on the John Lennon song "Come Together" at Abbey Road studios in London. The track became the opening song on The Beatles Abbey Road album and was later released as a double A-sided single with "Something", their 21st single in the UK and 26th in the USA where it reached the top of the charts.

On the 21st July 1973 Jim Croce started a two week run at No.1 on the USA singles chart with "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown". Croce was killed in a plane crash three months later.

On the 21st July 1973 Canned Heat, Nazareth, Edgar Broughton Band, Groundhogs, Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Medicine Head, all appeared at Buxton Festival in Derbyshire. Hell's Angels arrived in force and proceeded to drink the site dry. Initially they paid for the booze, but when the money ran out a deputation was sent into the audience to collect donations of 10p per person. About 20 minutes into his set Chuck Berry was showing one of the Angels how to do his duck-walk properly. He did one from one end of the stage to the other and disappeared into the wings. The band played on, the Angels bopped, and Chuck legged it to his car and drove off at high speed never to return.

On the 21st July 1977 Despite protests, The Sex Pistols made their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip synched to their third single "Pretty Vacant". The performance helped push the song up the charts to No.7.

On the 21st July 1979 Tubeway Army scored their first UK No.1 album with "Replicas". The band led by lead singer Gary Numan were the first band of the post-punk era to have a synthesizer based hit with their single "Are Friends Electric?"

On the 21st July 1987 Guns N’ Roses released their debut album on Geffen Records: "Appetite For Destruction" which featured the singles "Welcome to the Jungle", "Sweet Child o' Mine", and "Paradise City".

On the 21st July 1990 Roger Waters' "The Wall" took place at the Berlin Wall in Potzdamer Platz, Berlin to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. Over 350,000 people attended and the event which was broadcast live throughout the world, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, The Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O’Connor and others took part.

On the 21st July 1994 Oasis played their first ever American show as part of the New Music Seminar at Wetlands in New York City.

On the 21st July 1995 A judge in Los Angeles threw out a lawsuit against Michael Jackson by five of his former security guards. The guards had claimed they were fired for knowing too much about night-time visits by young boys to Jackson's estate. The singer denied any improprieties.

On the 21st July 1996 Alanis Morissette started a second run at No.1 on the UK album chart with "Jagged Little Pill" which stayed at the top for eight weeks. Overall, the album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide becoming one of the most successful albums in music history.

On the 21st July 2001 Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her 47-date "Drowned World Tour" at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was the singers first world tour in eight years, following "The Girlie Show" in 1993. Over 730,000 people attended the shows throughout North America and Europe.

On the 21st July 2002 Producer Gus Dudgeon, who worked with artists including Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Kiki Dee, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Strawbs, XTC, and Joan Armatrading, was killed aged 59 in a car accident near Reading, together with his wife Sheila. They had been driving along the M4 motorway on their way home from a party when Gus fell asleep at the wheel of the Jaguar XK8 convertible, crashing down an embankment at speed and ending up in a ditch.

On the 21st July 2003 Coldplay singer Chris Martin was charged with malicious damage in Australia after he allegedly attacked a photographer's car after he had taken pictures of him surfing at Seven Mile Beach. Martin admitted he had lost his temper due to the constant harassment by that journalist and consequently smashed his windscreen and let the air out of his tyres.

On the 21st July 2004 Composer Jerry Goldsmith died after a long battle with cancer aged 75. He created the music for scores of classic movies and television shows like "Star Trek", "Planet of the Apes", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Dr. Kildare".

On the 21st July 2005 UK singer Long John Baldry died of a chest infection. He was one of the founding fathers of British Rock 'n' Roll in the 1960's performing with Blues Incorporated and Cyril Davies' R&B All Stars. He later fronted the Hoochie Coochie Men with Rod Stewart and then Steam Packet with Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll. Also a member of Bluesology with Elton John. He also narrated on Winnie The Pooh recordings for Disney and was the voice for Robotnik on the Sonic The Hedgehog computer game.

On the 21st July 2007 Sharon Osbourne's music mogul father Don Arden died in a Los Angeles nursing home at the age of 81. Dubbed the Al Capone of Pop for his uncompromising business practices, he steered the Small Faces, Black Sabbath and ELO to stardom.

On the 21st July 2008 The Police played the first of two nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado USA during the final leg of their 152 date world Reunion tour. The tour became the third highest grossing tour of all time.

On the 21st July 2008 Amy Winehouse's husband was jailed for 27 months for attacking a pub landlord and perverting the course of justice. Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, of Camden, north London, admitted assaulting James King, 36, at the Macbeths pub in Hoxton, east London, in June 2006. He also admitted at Snaresbrook Crown Court trying to make Mr King withdraw his complaint using a £200,000 bribe.

On the 21st July 2014 Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK album chart with X, pronounced multiply, his second studio album. The album peaked at No. 1 in fifteen countries, and the lead single "Sing", became Sheeran's first UK No.1 song. By the end of 2014 Spotify named X the most-streamed album in the world for 2014, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year.

On the 21st July 2017 Justin Bieber was banned from performing in China, according to Beijing's Culture Bureau. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in "bad behaviour." The pop star, who was allowed to tour China in 2013, joined a long list of musicians who have found themselves similarly blacklisted. Most though, like the British band Oasis and the US group Maroon 5, because of perceived political statements, rather than on the grounds of bad behaviour.

Born On This Day

21st July 1931 American soul-jazz and hard bop tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson. He is best known as the tenor saxophone soloist on Henry Mancini’s "The Pink Panther Theme", as well as playing on innumerable records by Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Ricky Nelson and Bobby Vee.

21st July 1939 Kim Fowley, USA singer and producer who worked with The Murmaids, PJ Proby, The Beach Boys, The Runaways, Frank Zappa, Slade and Family. Produced the 1962, B Bumble And The Stingers UK No.1 "Nut Rocker". Fowley died of bladder cancer in Hollywood, California on January 15, 2015 at the age of 75.

21st July 1943 Northern Ireland rock guitarist, Henry McCullough. He recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings, featuring on the hit James Bond theme "Live and Let Die" and "My Love", the solo which he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. He was also a member of Spooky Tooth and The Grease Band. McCullough died on 14th June 2016 aged 72.

21st July 1945 Mike Wilson, from English 1960's pop group The Four Pennies.

21st July 1946 Barry Whitwam, drummer with British band Herman's Hermits.

21st July 1948 Cat Stevens, singer and songwriter who had the 1967 UK No.2 single "Matthew And Son", and the 1972 UK No.9 & USA No.6 single, "Morning Has Broken". He wrote "The First Cut Is The Deepest" covered by many artists including PP Arnold, Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crow. Stevens converted to the Muslim religion in 1977 changing his name to Yusef Islam.

21st July 1955 Howie Epstein, bass player with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Died of a suspected drug overdose in New Mexico on 23rd February 2003.

21st July 1958 Henry Priestman, keyboard player and singer with British group The Christians who had the 1988 UK No.8 single with "Harvest For The World". Also a member of The Yachts and It's Immaterial.

21st July 1961 Jim Martin, guitarist from American rock band, Faith No More.

21st July 1974 Terry Caldwell, from British boy band East 17.

21st July 1981 Paloma Faith, British singer, songwriter and actress.