21 October

Pick a Day

21 OCTOBER

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1978 Neil Young releases Comes a Time, his 9th studio album. Featuring "Lotta Love," it's certified Gold a little over a month later.

1976 Keith Moon plays what is to be his final show with The Who, a concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1972 During a home game against the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band debuts what will become the school's unofficial fight anthem: "Rocky Top." The bluegrass homage to Tennessee was first recorded by The Osborne Brothers five years earlier.

1972 Curtis Mayfield's Super Fly soundtrack hits #1 in America, where it stays for four weeks.

1971 Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Bianca have a daughter they name Jade. It's Mick's first child.

1969 R&B singer Garfield Bright (of Shai) is born in Nashville, Tennessee. Known for the 1992 hit "If I Ever Fall In Love."

1968 Johnny Cash wins best album at the Country Music Awards for his live release Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.

1967 Lulu's "To Sir With Love" hits #1 in the US for the first of five weeks. Lulu performs the song in the movie of the same name, where she portrays a high school student taught by Sidney Poitier.

1965 Rock 'n roller Bill Black - leader of the Bill Black's Combo and early bassist for Elvis Presley - dies of a brain tumor at age 39.

1965 Bill Black, a bandleader who played bass for Elvis Presley, dies of a brain tumor at age 39.

1965 The Spencer Davis Group records "Keep On Running."

1957 Steve Lukather (guitarist for Toto) is born in San Fernando Valley, California.

1957 Rocker Julian Cope is born in Deri, Monmouthshire, Wales.

1956 Elvis Presley visits his favorite local movie theater, the Memphian, and is beset by an adoring crowd who, in the ensuing melee, scratch his new Cadillac. Thus begins Elvis' new habit of renting the entire theater whenever he wants to watch a movie.

1953 Charlotte Caffey (guitarist for the Go-Go's) is born in Santa Monica, California.

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