July 21 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
July 21

1963 : Birth of Beatlemania? 4,000 fans without tickets try to crash a Beatles gig in Blackpool, England - the only way the band can get in is via the roof.

1971 : Carole King's "Tapestry" is certified gold.

1973 : "Mary Wilson Day" is declared in Detroit in honor of The Supremes member.

1977 : Linda Ronstadt, who's just released a cover version of The Rolling Stones' "Tumblin' Dice", hops onstage at the band's Tucson, Arizona concert to sing it with them.

1983 : Diana Ross plays a free concert in New York City's Central Park on a rainy day. She has a good attitude, claiming that the rain "Feels good" and saying, "It took me a lifetime to get here, I ain't going nowhere." Positive thinking could not save the show, however, and the show was stopped and rescheduled for the next day.

1988 : In Aiken circuit court in South Carolina, James Brown pleads guilty to charges of gun possession and resisting arrest. Brown was arrested in May after leading police on a car chase.

1989 : Performing on the Club MTV tour at a stop in Bristol, Connecticut, Milli Vanilli's tracks go screwy when they try to lip-synch to the song Girl You Know It's True. As the line "girl you know it's..." repeats over and over, the duo panic and scurry off stage. It would later be revealed that they didn't sing on their album.

1990 : Roger Waters performs the classic Pink Floyd album "The Wall" at the Berlin Wall. Having left Pink Floyd, he is joined by The Band, Scorpions and Cyndi Lauper. Over 200,000 attend.

1995 : A Los Angeles judge throws out a lawsuit filed against Michael Jackson by five of the pop star's security guards, who alleged that they were fired after learning the "truth" about Jackson's nighttime visits with young boys.

1999 : Charley Pride receives a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2008 : Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O premieres her new side project, "Native Korean Rock", at Union Pool in Brooklyn, New York.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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