Music History for

April 21


1899 - Composer Randall Thompson was born.

1960 - Dick Clark testified before a congressional committee investigating payola. He admitted that he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on his show in a period of 28 months.
Today in American Bandstand History

1963 - The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. The Rolling Stones opened show.
- Today in Beatles History

1969 - Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band played at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1969 - Simon & Garfunkel's single "The Boxer" was released.

1970 - Elton John made his solo concert debut when he opened for T. Rex in London.

1977 - "Annie" opened on Broadway.

1977 - Natalie Cole and John Denver were guests on Frank Sinatra's ABC-TV special "Sinatra & Friends".

1995 - MTV Asia re-launched its Mandarin-language channel.

1999 - Brooks & Dunn debuted their video "South of Santa Fe" while simultaneously streamed the video. It was the first time that a country video debuted simultaneously on TV and the Internet.

2003 - It was reported that Evel Knievel had signed over exclusive rights to allow the production of "Evel Knievel: The Rock Opera."