On this Day May 21, 1966

The Castiles (with on vocals) appeared at Freehold Regional High School in New Jersey. They were performing at their own high school for the very first time. All five members of the band were Juniors at Freehold High School. Source link

On this Day May 21, 1968

Rolling Stone appeared at Great Marlborough Street Magistrates court, London on a charge of possession of marijuana, Jones was released on £200 bail. Source link

On this Day May 21, 1971

released his eleventh studio album What’s Going On. The concept album consisting of nine songs tells the story from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing only hatred, suffering, and injustice. What’s Going On is regarded as one of the landmark recordings in…

On this Day May 21, 1980

Joe Strummer of was arrested at a much-troubled gig in Hamburg, Germany, after smashing his guitar over the head of a member of the audience; he was released after an alcohol test proved negative. Source link

On this Day May 21, 1980

A thief brook into Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the recording studio built by and stole five Hendrix gold records for the albums Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Cry of Love, Rainbow Bridge and Live at Source link

On this Day May 21, 1983

went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring blues guitarist It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, featured Bowie playing with his…

On this Day May 21, 1988

scored his first UK No.1 album with ‘Lovesexy.’ The cover (based on a photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino) caused some controversy upon release as it depicts Prince in the nude. Some record stores refused to stock it or wrapped the album in black. Source link

On this Day May 21, 2006

played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist. Source link

On this Day May 21, 2011

came out on top as both the most inspirational individual for poets and the dream collaborative partner, in a survey carried out by The Foyle Poetry Society. The extensive survey questioned poets asking which musician and which genre of music most inspired their writing. The young people, aged between 11 and 17, from countries throughout…

On this Day May 21, 2011

went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rolling In The Deep’, taken from her second studio album, 21. The video to the song was nominated for seven Video Music Awards nominations, ‘Rolling in the Deep’ was also the Billboard Year End Hot 100 Number One Single of 2011. And on 12 February 2012,…