Rock History Report for October 21st

1957 – Elvis Presley’s film, Jailhouse Rock, premiered.

1958 – Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded “True Love Ways,” “Moondreams,” “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” and “Raining in my Heart” his last studio session.

1961 – Bob Dylan recorded his first album, a self-titled effort. The songwriting legend was just 20 years old, and production costs were $400.

1965 – The Dave Clark Five and the Kingsmen both appeared on the television show “Shindig!”

1966 – The Who performed on Britain’s “Ready Steady Go!”

1971 – Mick and Bianca Jagger welcomed a daughter, Jade, in Paris.

1975 – Elton John was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

1992 – Elton John filed a $35 Million suit against a “Hard Copy” reporter, on the grounds that he falsely stated that John moved to Atlanta to be close to an AIDS treatment center.

1995 – Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon died at the age of 28 of a cocaine overdose.

1998 – Alice Cooper sued Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick of KISS, claiming their song “Dreamin'” sounded too similar to his hit “Eighteen.”


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