April 21 – Today In Rock Music History

Iggy Pop, Stooges, Iggy Pop Birthday April 21

Musician’s Born On April 21

1947 Iggy Pop (James Osterberg)
1951 Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Ace, Mike and the Mechanics)
1957 Robert Smith (Cure)
1959 Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
1963 Johnny McElhone (Texas)

Iggy Pop, Stooges, Iggy Pop Birthday April 21

Deaths On April 21

1970 Earl Hooker (blues performer)
1978 Sandy Denny (country singer)

Iggy Pop, Stooges, Iggy Pop Birthday April 21

Number 1 In The Charts On April 21

1956 Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel US 45
1958 Platters: Twilight Time US 45
1962 Elvis Presley: Good Luck Charm US 45
1973 Dawn: Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree UK 45
1979 Amii Stewart: Knock on Wood US 45
1984 Phil Collins: Against All Odds US 45
1984 Footloose : soundtrack : US LP
1990 Sinead O’Connor : Nothing Compares 2 U : US single
1990 Fleetwood Mac : Behind The Mask : UK LP

Iggy Pop, Stooges, Iggy Pop Birthday April 21

Various Music Events On April 21

1954 Spaniels hits US R&B Top 10 with Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight

1960 Dick Clark testifies before the congressional committee investigating payola

1963 Beatles and Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Rolling Stones performance at Crawdaddy Club. ‘We got all nervous’, says Bill Wyman, ‘but then we had a chat with them afterwards and stayed up all night rapping and became really good mates.’

1969 Janis Joplin makes her first London concert appearance at Royal Albert Hall, a performance considered one of the best of her career

1971 Rolling Stones release Sticky Fingers LP

1977 Jesse Winchester performs in US for the first time in ten years following a move to Canada to avoid the draft

1993 Bill Wyman marries Suzanne Accosta.

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