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Today in Rock: August 21

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Johnny Carter of The Dells
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1958 and 1990.

On this day in 1957 Kim Sledge, future member of Sister Sledge, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On this day in 1961 The Beatles play a noontime gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

On this day in 1965 The Rolling Stones' LP Out Of Our Heads hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1966 in an incident that cements the group's desire never to tour again, The Beatles are forced to play under a tarp at the Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Michigan, due to heavy rains. (Additionally, they had already played one gig and traveled 400 miles to get there.)

On this day in 1971 Five films by John Lennon and Yoko Ono are screened in the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace in London, England. They are: Cold Turkey, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Give Peace A Chance, Instant Karma! and Up Your Legs Forever.

On this day in 1976 worldwide sales of Elvis Presley records pass the four hundred million mark. Also on this day Lynyrd Skynyrd, Todd Rundgren, 10cc and The Rolling Stones headline the Knebworth (England) festival.

On this day in 1980 future singer-songwriter Kelis is born in New York, New York.

On this day in 1984 Melissa Schuman, actress and future singer for The-Dream, is born in San Clemente, California.

On this day in 1991 Pearl Jam release their debut disc Ten.

On this day in 1993 Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is raided by police after a child who stayed there comes forward with allegations. Jackson lets police strip search him, which he finds very humiliating. No charges are filed, but Jackson will later deal with more allegations.

On this day in 2009 Johnny Carter of The Dells dies at the age of 75.