June 21 in music history
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On This Day, June 21 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 21 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 21 in 1966  – The Beatles recorded John Lennon‘s song ‘She Said She Said’. It featured on their seventh studio album ‘Revolver’.

1969  – The cast of the Broadway rock musical Hair topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their eponymous album. The album stayed for 13 consecutive weeks at No.1 and its the last album by a Broadway cast to top the chart.

1975 -- Captain & Tennille topped the US Hot 100 chart with ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ on this day June 21 in music history.

1975 -- Elton John went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with his ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy’. Also a chart-topper in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand that year. In the UK it peaked at No.2.

1979  – American multi-instrumentalist Angus MacLise died on this day June 21 at the age of 41. Best remembered as the original drummer of the rock band Velvet Underground.

1980 -- Billy Joel entered the US Albums chart at No.1 for the second consecutive week with his ninth studio LP “Glass Houses’.

1980  – German multi-instrumentalist and orchestra leader Bert Kaempfert died on this day June 21, aged 56. Best known for songs such as ‘Strangers in the Night’ and ‘Moon Over Naples’.

1986  – With their thirteenth studio album ‘Invisible Touch’Genesis went to number one in the UK.

1986  – With ‘On My Own’Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald topped the US Hot 100 chart on this day June 21 in music history. A chart-topper in Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands as well, while in the UK it peaked at No.2.

1990  – Thrash metal band Exodus released their fourth studio album ‘Impact is Imminent’ through Capitol Records.

1994  – Hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released their debut EP ‘Creepin on ah Come Up’ through Ruthless Records.

1997  – The hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan went to number one on the US Billboard 200 with their second studio album ‘Wu-Tang Forever’. The album topped the charts in Canada, New Zealand, and the UK that year as well.

2001  – Blues singer-songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker died on this day June 21 at the age of 88.

2001  – The hip hop collective D12 with Eminem in the lineup topped the US albums chart with their debut LP ‘Devil’s Night’.

D12 – Purple Hills

D-12 - Purple Hills (Official Music Video)

2003 -- Metallica went to number one in the US with their eight studio album ‘St. Anger’ on this day June 21 in music history. The album was a big international hit and it topped 18 charts worldwide.

2008  – With their fourth studio album ‘Indestructible’, heavy metal band Disturbed were at No.1 in the US. Also a chart-topper in Australia, Canada and New Zealand that year.

2011 -- Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera released ‘Moves Like Jagger’ on this day June 21. The song became an international hit and it went to number one in over 20 countries.

2016  – American soul and R&B musician Wayne Jackson died on this day June 21 at the age of 74. Best known for playing the trumpet with Mar-Keys and The Memphis Horns.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 21 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1932  – American singer Ocie Lee Smith also known professionally as O.C. Smith was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on this day June 21 in music history.

1932  – Argentine composer, pianist and conductor Claudio “Lalo” Schifrin was born in Buenos Aires. Best known for composing numerous film scores that earned him five Grammy Awards and multiple nominations for Academy Awards.

1944  – English singer and songwriter Raymond “Ray” Davies was born on this day June 21 in London. Best known as the frontman of the Kinks.

1947  – English musician Joseph “Joey” Molland was born on this day in Liverpool. Best known as a member of the rock band Badfinger.

1950  – Founding member and drummer of AerosmithJoseph “Joey” Kramer was born in The Bronx, New York City.

1951  – American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren was born on this day June 21 in Chicago, Illinois. Best known as a member of Crazy Horse and the E Street Band.

1957  – Founding member and drummer of the rock band Big CountryMark Brzezicki was born in Slough, England.

1959  – Country and bluegrass music singer Kathleen “Kathy” Mattea was born in South Charleston, West Virginia. Best known for chart-topping singles such as ‘Goin’ Gone’, Burnin’ Old Memories’, and ‘Come from the Heart’.

1965  – British singer and DJ Sonia Clarke also known professionally as Sonique was born in London on this day June 21 in music history.

1969  – American multi-instrumentalist Patrick “Pat” Sansone was born on this day in Meridian, Mississippi. Best known as a member of the rock bands Wilco and The Autumn Defense.

1972  – American country music singer-songwriter Allison Moorer was born on this day June 21 in Mobile, Alabama.

1976  – Co-founder and guitarist of IncubusMichael “Mike” Einziger was born in Los Angeles, California.

1981  – Frontman of the rock band The KillersBrandon Flowers was born on this day in Henderson, Nevada.

1985  – American singer-songwriter Elizabeth Grant also known professionally as Lana Del Rey was born in New York City on this day June 21 in music history.

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