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This Day in Music History: May 21st

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2008: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler checked into Las Encinas Hospital rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, CA to recover from multiple leg surgeries. 

1996: Styx and Kansas kicked off a three-month tour at the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. This was Styx’s first tour with their classic lineup in 13 years.

1987: Iron Maiden ended their tour in support of Somewhere in Time at the Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan.

1983: David Bowie, with guitar work courtesy of Stevie Ray Vaughan reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the second and final time with “Let’s Dance” which stayed on top for one week. 

1983: Def Leppard made their first and only appearance on American Bandstand where they performed “Photograph” & “Rock of Ages”.

1980: Bob Dylan performed his final gospel show in Dayton, OH. A second show there was canceled due to poor ticket sales.

1980: Joe Strummer is arrested after The Clash performed in Hamburg, Germany. Strummer was arrested for smashing a guitar over the head of an audience member.

1971: Free announced that they were splitting up. They would reform before the end of the year before splitting up for good in 1973.

1971: Paul McCartney released Ram, which was the only album credited to Paul & Linda McCartney. The album went on to reach number two on the album chart and sell one million copies in the U.S.

Hilton Valentine-guitarist for The Animals born in 1943
Stan Lynch-drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers born in 1955

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