Happy Birthday Cat Stevens!
Musicians Born On July 21
1922 Kay Starr (Rock and Roll Waltz)
1942 Kim Fowley
1947 Cat Stevens (Morning Has Broken)
1958 Henry Priestman (Christians)
Number 1 In The Charts On July 21
1958 Elvis Presley: 'Hard-Headed Woman' US 45
1965 Rolling Stones: 'Out of Our Heads' US LP
1966 Georgie Fame: 'Get Away' UK 45
1973 Peters and Lee: 'Welcome Home' UK 45
1973 Jim Croce: 'Bad Bad Leroy Brown' US 45
1979 Tubeway Army: 'Replicas' UK LP
1990 Glenn Medeiros/Bobby Brown : She Aint Worth It : US single
1997 Puff Daddy / Faith Evans : I'll Be Missing You : UK single
Various Music Events On July 21
1958 Pittsburgh radio station WAMP drops 'all rock and roll discs and other raucous tunes' in the 'so-called Top- 40 charts' as part of the anti-Top 40 backlash that also includes KSEL in Lubbock, Texas
1960 Duane Eddy's 'Because They're Young' hits UK chart
1963 First real hint of Beatlemania: 4,000 ticketless fans try to gain entry to the band's gig at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool. The crush is so deep that Beatles are forced to enter via the roof
1970 Kenny Everett fired from Radio 1
1972 Rod Stewart releases 'Never a Dull Moment' LP in the US
1979 Crusaders' 'Street Life' hits UK LP chart
1983 Diana Ross plays free concert in Central Park. Heavy rain forces her off stage early in the set and concert is re-staged the following night.
1984 Prince's 'Purple Rain' hits UK LP chart
1984 Status Quo headline at Milton Keynes Bowl
1989 Weird Al Yankovic's first movie, "UHF" opens.
1990 Potsdamer Platz, Germany -- the site of the former Berlin Wall- is the venue for a performance of "The Wall".Along with Roger Waters other artists making guest appearances include Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, Bryan Adams and Phil Collins. Proceeds from ticket sales went to an international fund for disaster relief.
1990 BBC's Radio One apologizes to listeners after Madonna repeatedly used bad language during a live concert broadcast.
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