May 21 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Leo Sayer!

Musician’s Born On May 21

1904 Fats Waller
1941 Ronald Isley (Isley Brothers)
1943 Hilton Valentine (Animals)
1948 Leo Sayer (When I Need You)
1963 Tim Lever (Dead or Alive)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 21

1964 Four Pennies: Juliet UK 45
1966 Mamas and the Papas: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears US LP
1977 Rod Stewart: I Don’t Want to Talk About It UK 45
1977 Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke US 45
1983 David Bowie: Let’s Dance US 45
1988 Wet Wet Wet: With a Little Help From My Friends UK 45
1988 Prince: Lovesexy UK LP
1994 All 4 One : I Swear : US single
1994 Manchester Utd Football Squad : Come On You Reds : UK single
1994 Tim McGraw ; Not A Moment Too Soon : US LP

Various Music Events On May 21

1965 The Who release Anywhere, Anyway, Anytime and appear on Ready, Steady, Go wearing ‘pop art’ clothes for the first time

1968 Pete Townshend marries dress designer Karen Astley

1975 Elton John performs the first of eight concerts in the USSR – The first Western rock star to play there. 4,000 people see the show

1976 Rolling Stones play first of five nights at Earls Court Arena – their lackluster performances result in the band being the first to be called ‘dinosaurs’ by the new punks.

1976 Stranglers’ Go Buddy Go Peaches hits UK singles chart

1980 Members of Clash are involved in fight with audience in Hamburg

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