Music History for

May 21


1892 - The opera "I Pagliacci," by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, was performed for the first time in Milan, Italy.

1959 - The musical "Gypsy" opened on Broadway.

1968 - Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) was arrested for a second time for possession of cannabis in his London apartment.
Rolling Stones Apparel and Gear

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a ten-day "bed-in" in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
John Lennon Merchandise

1970 - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young recorded "Ohio."

1971 - Paul McCartney released "Ram."
Today in Beatles History

1979 - Elton John began a series of Russian concerts that were videotaped for a cable-TV special and a videodisc. They were both titled "To Russia with Elton." This was the first time a Western pop star played in the U.S.S.R.

1980 - Joe Strummer (Clash) was arrested at a Hamburg, West Germany, show after smashing his guitar over the head of an audience member.

1985 - Marvin Gaye's "Dream of a Lifetime" was released. It was the last album he recorded.

1996 - The Metallica single "Until It Sleeps" was released.