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Today In Music History - April 21
1947
Foundations guitarist Alan Warner born.

Iggy Pop is born as James Jewel Osterberg.

1958
Madness keyboardist, Mike Barson, born in Edinburgh.

1959
Robert Smith, lead singer/songwriter of the UK punk/gloom/pop band The Cure, born. Some sources say he's a tad older, born in 1957.

1959
Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies born.

1962
Elvis Presley started a 2 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Good Luck Charm', his 5th US No.1 of the 60's. Also a UK No.1 single.

1963
The Beatles and The Rolling Stones met for the first time at a gig at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, London

1970
Blues guitarist Earl Hooker dies.

1973
Tony Orlando & Dawn started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree', (it became the biggest seller of 1973, selling over 6 million)

1978
37 year-old Sandy Denny, former Fairport Convention singer, dies of a brain hemmorage after falling down a flight of stairs.

1979
Amii Stewart went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Knock On Wood', it made No.6 in the UK the same year and No.7 when re-issued in 1985.

1982
Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in The Clash cancelling a tour. He was found Living rough in Paris

1984
Phil Collins started a three week run at No.1 in the US singles chart with the theme tune from 'Against All Odds'. It was his first US No.1, a No. 2 in the UK.

1995
MTV Asia begins broadcasting programs in Mandarin Chinese.

1990
Amy Grant sued Marvel Comics for including her likeness in a Dr Strange Comic

Fleetwood Mac scored their 4th UK No.1 album with 'Behind The Mask'

Paul McCartney played in front of 184,000 spectators in Rio, creating a new world record for the largest crowd attending a rock concert

Sinead O'Connor started a four week stay at No.1 in the US singles chart with her version of the Prince song 'Nothing Compares To You', it also made No. 1 in 18 other countries
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