Music History for

July 21

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1969 - Duke Ellington and a portion of his band performed a 10-minute composition on ABC-TV titled, "Moon Maiden." The event took place just one day after Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.

1976 - KISS released the album "The Originals."

1979 - Robert Palmer's "Bad Case Of Loving You" was released.

1980 - Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) was injured in a car accident. He died two days later.

1987 - Guns 'n Roses released their debut album "Appetite For Destruction."

1989 - Weird Al Yankovic's first movie "UHF" opened.

1990 - Roger Waters staged a production of "The Wall" at Potsdamer Platz, Germany. Sinead O'Connor, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins and Cyndi Lauper among others took part in the benefit.

1990 - BBC's Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

1996 - Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) was arrested for allegedly hitting a fan that was trying to take his picture in a hotel in North Carolina.

1997 - C. Delores Tucker filed suit against the estate of late rapper Tupac Shakur. The suit alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, slander, and invasion of privacy due to derogatory lyrics about Tucker. The lyrics about Tucker, a lobbyist against gangsta rap lyrics, were on Shakur's last album, "All Eyez On Me."

1998 - The Beastie Boys began touring for their fift album "Hello Nasty."

1998 - Eagle-Eye Cherry released his debut "Desireless."

1999 - Charley Pride received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the 2,140th star to be dedicated.

2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 8 billion songs sold.

2010 - In New York City, Foxy Brown was arrested for violating a protection order.

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