October 21 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
October 21

1956 : Elvis Presley visits his favorite local movie theater, the Memphian, and is beset by an adoring crowd who, in the ensuing melee, scratch his new Cadillac. Thus begins Elvis' new habit of renting the entire theater whenever he wants to watch a movie.

1968 : Johnny Cash wins best album at the Country Music Awards for his live release "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison".

1975 : The city of Los Angeles declares this "Elton John Week" and awards the musician his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1976 : Keith Moon plays what is to be his final show with The Who, a concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1992 : Elton John sues the syndicated US television show Hard Copy for alleging that the singer moved to the Atlanta suburbs to be near an AIDS treatment facility.

1998 : Rap star Coolio pleads not guilty to concealed weapon and marijuana possession charges in Torrance, Calif. Coolio (Artis Ivey) had been arrested on the charges the preceding month.

1998 : Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright infringement over the song "Dreamin'", which the suit alleges sounds too similar to the Alice Cooper hit "I'm Eighteen".

1999 : George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Martin announces that he will serve as chairman of the advisory board for Garageband.com.

2002 : For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London.

2003 : David Gest, recent ex-husband of Liza Minelli, sues the singer for $10 million, alleging physical and emotional cruelty.

2003 : Elton John signs the deal for the first of his famous "Red Piano" concerts at Las Vegas' Ceasar's Palace.

2004 : Bo Diddley postpones a concert in California to have a toe amputated due to complications from diabetes.

2005 : Bob Seger sings the US national anthem before today's World Series game between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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