Sunday, May 21, 2017

21 MAY

In Music History

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2008Lou Pearlman, manager of Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, is sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges: two counts of conspiracy, money laundering and using false statements in a bankruptcy proceeding.
2008David Cook seems shocked to become the Season 7 winner of American Idol, beating 17-year-old David Archuleta. Cook got 56% of the record 97.5 million votes.
2003Ike Turner is refused entry into Japan because of a past drug conviction.
2003Ruben Studdard wins Season 2 of American Idol, beating out Clay Aiken.
2002Little Big Town release their disastrous self-titled debut through Sony's Monument Records. Although the album produces some couple minor hits on the Country chart, the group is denigrated by critics as a fake country band, devoid of substance. LBT proves them wrong with their acclaimed 2005 album, The Road to Here.
2000Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilotsmarries the model Mary Forsberg. It's his second marriage, and this one is low-key, taking place at a restaurant in Los Angeles. Celebrity guests include Weiland's bandmates and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
1993Sliver starring Sharon Stone and William Baldwin is released in the US. The movie is panned by critics, but the prominent use of UB40's cover of the Elvis Presley original "Can't Help Falling in Love" in the film helps give the band their second #1 hit in the States. The song was originally released as the first single from their 1993 album, Promises and Lies.
1983"Little Red Corvette" goes to #6 in the US, giving Prince his first Top 10 hit on the Hot 100. The video is one of the first by a black artist to go in hot rotation on MTV.
1983David Bowie's "Let's Dance" hits #1 on the US chart.
1981Reggae star Bob Marley is buried with state honors in St. Ann's, Jamaica.
1979Time magazine runs a story on Rickie Lee Jones titled "The Duchess of Coolsville," a reference to the song "Coolsville" on her debut album. The moniker sticks.
1979Elton John becomes the first western act to tour the U.S.S.R. when he plays the first of eight concerts at a show in Leningrad.
1977Stevie Wonder hits #1 in America with "Sir Duke," a tribute to Duke Ellington, who died in 1974.
1975Elton John's album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy is certified Gold.
1972The Notorious B.I.G. is born Christopher George Latore Wallace in Brooklyn, New York.
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ZZ Top Rule MTV With Babes And A Classic Car

ZZ Top release their video for "Gimme All Your Lovin'," marking the first appearance of The Eliminator, Billy Gibbons' 1933 Ford Hot Rod. The car appears in three other ZZ Top videos and becomes closely associated with the band. Gibbons has another one built just like it to bring on tour.

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