Today in rock history Tuesday 21st October
1940 – Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
1946 – Born on this day, Lee Loughnane, trumpet, Chicago,
1947 – Tetsu Yamauchi, bassist with Free and the Faces, is born in Fukuoka, Japan.
1952 – Brent Mydland, keyboardist and vocalist with the Grateful Dead,
is born in Munich. He joined in the band in 1979, replacing Keith and
1957 – The Elvis Presley film “Jailhouse Rock” premieres.
1957 – Toto guitarist/singer Steve Lukather is born in Los Angeles.
1966 – The Who perform on British TV’s Ready Steady Go! In a
Viacom-esque example of synergy, the band has just released an EP called
Ready Steady Who!
1971 – Mick and Bianca Jagger become the proud parents of Jade Jagger.
1974 – John Lennon begins producing his Rock ‘n’ Roll album himself at the Record Plant Studios.
1975 – Elton John is the latest addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1995 – Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead on his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose.
1998 – Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright
infringement over the song “Dreamin’,” which the suit alleges sounds
too similar to the Alice Cooper hit “Eighteen.”
2003 – AC/DC reopen the refurbished Hammersmith Apollo in London with a
hit-heavy set and the inevitable “For Those About to Rock (We Salute
2006 – Sandy West, drummer for influential ’70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer.
2006 – Rockin’ band from Little Rock, Evanescence were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album ‘The Open Door.’
2007 – Kid Rock and five members of his entourage were arrested after an
argument with a man escalated into a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta,