Music History for

March 21


1685 - Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born.

1826 - Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) was premiered in Vienna.

1839 - Composer Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born.

1904 - At Carnegie Hall, Richard Strauss conducted the world premiere of his Symphonia Domestica. It was his fifth of seven appearances at Carnegie Hall.

1918 - Composer Sir Charles Thompson was born.

1939 - "God Bless America" was recorded by Kate Smith.

1941 - Singer Paula Kelly joined Glenn Miller's band.

1952 - The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first "rock 'n' roll" stage show, was held at the Cleveland Arena.

1963 - Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand were married.

1964 - A Judy Collins show at New York City's Town Hall was recorded. It was released as "The Judy Collins Concert".

1970 - Faces, with new lead singer Rod Stewart, released their first LP, "First Step."

1976 - Singer Claudine Longet, formerly the wife of Andy Williams, shot her boyfriend, world skiing champion Spider Sabich Sabich had tried to throw her and her three children out of his house. Longet was arrested for manslaughter.

1982 - Donny Osmond starred in the title role on Broadway of "Little Johnny Jones."

1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.
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1985 - Boy George said in "Women's World" magazine that he would never marry, settle down, or become a father.

1986 - "Parade" (the soundtrack for "Under the Cherry Moon") by Prince was released.
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1987 - Dean Martin, Jr. (Dino, Desi & Billy) died in a plane crash while in the Air National Guard.

1987 - ZZ Top played the last show on the 14 month "Afterburner" tour in Honolulu, HI.
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1987 - U2 released the single "With or Without You".
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1989 - Madonna's album "Like A Prayer" was released.
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1989 - Dick Clark announced that he would no longer be hosting the show "American Bandstand." He had been the host for 33 years.
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2000 - Pantera released the album "Reinventing The Steel."