Thursday May 21st
1943 – Born on this day, Vincent Crane, keyboards, The Crazy world of Arthur Brown,
1943 – Born on this day, John Dalton, The Kinks,
1943 – Born on this day, Hilton Valentine, guitar, The Animals,
1955 – Born on this day, Stan Lynch, drums, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,
1963 – The Beatles, recorded record two BBC radio programs at the Playhouse Theatre in London.
1971 – UK rock group Free announced that they were splitting up.
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Frankenstein,” The Edgar Winter Group.
1979 – Elton John started a tour of Russia, the first Western star ever to do so.
1980 – Joe Strummer of the Clash is arrested at a Hamburg, West Germany, show after smashing his guitar over the head of an unruly audience member.
1980 – five Jimi Hendrix Gold discs were stolen from The Electric Ladyland studios in California.
1981 – Reggae star Bob Marley is buried with state honors in St. Ann’s, Jamaica.
2000 – Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and model Mary Forsberg, are wed in Los Angeles.
2001 – U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family.
2007 – former singer with Creed, Scott Stapp was arrested at his Florida home and charged with assault. The 33-year-old was held without bail following the charges, which related to a domestic assault.