Music History for

October 21


1907 - The opera "The Merry Widow" opened in New York City, NY.

1908 - Composer Howard Ferguson was born.

1908 - A "Saturday Evening Post" advertisement offered a chance to buy a two-sided record from Columbia.

1921 - Composer Sir Malcolm Arnold was born.

1938 - Jan Savitt's orchestra recorded "Quaker City Jazz."

1958 - Buddy Holly recorded his last studio session. Holly and the Crickets recorded "True Love Ways," "Moondreams," "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," and "Raining in my Heart."

1962 - Cliff Richard appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1964 - The movie musical "My Fair Lady" made its world premier in New York.

1965 - The Kingsmen and the Dave Clark Five appear on "Shindig!"

1966 - The Who appeared on Britain's "Ready Steady Go!"

1971 - Mick and Bianca Jagger's daughter Jade was born in Paris.

1974 - Queen's single "Killer Queen" was released.

1975 - Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1976 - Keith Moon publicly performed for the last time with The Who.

1977 - "Bat Out Of Hell" was released by Meat Loaf.

1976 - At the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada, Keith Moon played his final tour date with The Who.

1992 - The erotic photograph book, "Sex," was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.

1992 - Elton John files a $35 Million lawsuit accusing a reporter from the TV show "Hard Copy" of falsely stating that he had moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.

1992 - Benjamin Storm Keough was born to Lisa Marie Presley and her husband Danny Keough.

1992 - Katherine Diana was born. She was the first child of Hank Williams Jr. and his fourth wife Mary Jane.

1995 - Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) died of a cocaine overdose at the age of 28.

1996 - Jay Bargieri, a former executive with EMI Records, announced the launch of the first Internet record label. The record label, Jay-Bird Records, was the first of its kind.

1998 - Coolio (Artis Ivey) pled not guilty to concealed weapon and marijuana possession charges in Torrance, CA. He had been arrested the previous month.

1998 - Alice Cooper filed suit against KISS members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick alleging their song "Dreamin'" sounds too much like the song "Eighteen" by Cooper.

2003 - The album "Streetcore" was released by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros. Joe Strummer had died of a heartattack on December 22, 2002.