August 21 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
August 21

1920 : Elvis Presley makes his first public stage appearance outside of his home state when he appears at the Mint Club in Gladewater, Texas.

1966 : In an incident that cements the group's desire never to tour again, The Beatles are forced to play under a tarp at the Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, due to heavy rains. (In addition, they'd already played an afternoon show and traveled some 400 miles to make this one.)

1976 : Worldwide sales of Elvis Presley records pass the four hundred million mark.

1976 : Lynyrd Skynyrd, Todd Rundgren, 10cc and The Rolling Stones headline the Knebworth (England) festival.

1993 : Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is raided by police after a child who stayed there comes forward with allegations. Jackson lets police strip search him, which he finds very humiliating. No charges are filed, but Jackson will later deal with more allegations.

1994 : After he crashes his Porsche into a tree near his home in Aspen, Colorado, John Denver is charged with driving under the influence. It is his second such offense in two years.

1996 : Rick James gets out of jail after serving two years of a five.

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