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Today in Rock: April 21

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Today in music history:

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1947 and 2013.

On this day in 1947 future singer-songwriter/musician Iggy Pop is born in Muskegon, Michigan.

On this day in 1956 Elvis Presley's “Heartbreak Hotel” hits number one in the United States.

On this day in 1959 Robert Smith future frontman for The Cure is born in Blackpool, England.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles finish recording their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band platter.

On this day in 1969 Janis Joplin makes her stage debut in London, England when she and her Kozmic Blues Band perform a legendary concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

On this day in 1973 Alice Cooper's album Billion Dollar Babies hits number one in the United States.

On this day in 1975 B.J. Thomas' “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” hits number one in the US.

Eric Carmen and Phil Collins
Eric Carmen and Phil Collins Courtesy of TOO

Eric Carmen and Phil Collins

On this day in 1976 former Raspberry member singer-songwriter and musician Eric Carmen's “All By Myself” enters the charts in the United States.

On this day in 1984 the song “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” becomes Phil Collins' first number one hit single in the United States.

Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney
Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney Courtesy of TOO

Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney

On this day in 1990 “Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor hits number one in the US.  Also on this day Paul McCartney sets a new world record for attendance at a concert by a single artist when his tour-ending concert at the Maracana Stadium in Rio draws 184,000 people.

Michael Jackson and Christina Amphlett
Michael Jackson and Christina Amphlett Courtesy of TOO

Michael Jackson and Christina Amphlett

On this day in 2004 Michael Jackson is officially charged with child molestation after a California grand jury determines there is enough evidence to proceed with allegations made against him for time spent at his Neverland Ranch.

On this day in 2013 Christina Amphlett guitarist and vocalist for the Divinyls dies at the age of 53.

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