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

Iggy Pop is born as James Jewel Osterberg.

Madness keyboardist, Mike Barson, born in Edinburgh.

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.

Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies born.

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.

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

Blues guitarist Earl Hooker dies.

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)

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

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.

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

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.

MTV Asia begins broadcasting programs in Mandarin Chinese.

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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