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August 21

1954 Elvis appears at his first gig outside Tennessee at The Mint Club in Gladewater, Texas.

1972 Jefferson Airplane ran into some trouble with Akron, Ohio police after their equipment manager calls some officers “pigs”. Paul Kanter is roughed up, Grace Slick was maced and Jack Casady was arrested and dragged off stage.

1976 RCA Victor announced that sales of Elvis records had passed the 400 million mark.

1980 Linda Ronstadt debuted on Broadway in the production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s, The Pirates of Penzance.

1984 Tina Turner’s comeback album, “Private Dancer” is certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and the single from it, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” is certified Gold.

1994 John Denver is charged with drunk driving after crashing his Porsche into a tree.

2005 Robert A. Moog, inventor of the self-named synthesizers, died of cancer at the age of 71.

2012 Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut where she wowed the sold-out audience by performing three songs from her current album, “Storm & Grace”.

2013 Legendary concert promoter Sid Bernstein, best known for booking The Beatles at Carnegie Hall and later Shea Stadium, died at the age of 95. He also worked with The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Animals.


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