Music History for

August 21


1893 - Composer Marie-Juliette Olga Lili Boulanger was born.

1923 - In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner.

1965 - Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction" was released.

1965 - The Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe In Magic" was released.

1976 - It was announced by RCA Victor records that the sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.
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1979 - Gary Numan single "Cars" was released.

1980 - Linda Ronstadt made her debut on Broadway. The production was Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."

1987 - The movie "Dirty Dancing" was released in the U.S.

1990 - Prince released the soundtrack to "Graffiti Bridge."
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1990 - Ratt released the album "Detonator."

1994 - John Denver was charged with drunken driving after crashing his Porsche into a tree.

1995 - R.E.M. sued Hershey Foods, claiming the company exploited its name when it ran a "Kit Kat - R.E.M. Concert" sweepstakes in Hershey candy bars. The suit was eventually dropped.

1996 - Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne sued to prevent the rest of the group from touring as "The Heads." The suit was settled out of court.

1997 - At a press conference in the San Francisco Hard Rock Cafe, Carlos Santana unveiled a limited-edition t-shirt bearing his artwork. He autographed 500 of the shirts for distribution to foreign and domestic markets.

2006 - German prosecutors announced that they had decided against opening an investigation into Madonna after she performed a controversial mock crucifixion scene at a concert on August 20.