This Day in Music History: August 21

This Day in Music History: August 21August 21, 2016

We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.


Today: August 21.


1966: On their last ever US tour The Beatles performed in two cities due to a cancellation because of rain the previous day. First they performed at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then they flew to St. Louis, Missouri, for a concert at Busch Stadium. There, they performed under a tarpaulin due to heavy rain. It was this concert that convinced Paul McCartney that The Beatles should stop their live performances.

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1967: The Doors were recording their second album 'Strange Days' at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California. The album was a commercial success, initially earning a gold record and reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album also yielded two top 30 hit singles: "People Are Strange" and "Love Me Two Times", and eventually a platinum certification.


1972: Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane was arrested after a fight broke out on stage during a concert in Akron when the police had been called 'pigs'.


1982: U2 singer, Bono married Alison Stewart who was his girlfriend from 1975 at All Saints Church, Raheny in Ireland. U2 bassist, Adam Clayton acted as Bono's best man.

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1997: Former Stone Roses drummer Alan Wren was jailed for seven days after being rude to a top Manchester Magistrate. He was before the court due to having no car insurance and later lost his temper when he was quizzed about his earnings.

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