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This Day in Music History: October 21st

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2011: Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers became a Canadian citizen during an hour long ceremony at Central City tower in Surrey, BC. Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.

2006: Bob Seger sang “America the Beautiful” before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit.

1998: Alice Cooper filed a lawsuit against Kiss claiming their song “Dreamin’” sounded too similar to his first hit single “I’m Eighteen”. The suit would be settled out of court the following year.

1997: David Lee Roth released his autobiography Crazy from the Heat. The autobiography told stories about his days in Van Halen & as a solo artist along with stories of his childhood & his rock climbing hobby.

1995: Def Leppard reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart with “When Love & Hate Collide”. The song would be their biggest hit in their home country. It would only reach number fifty-eight in the U.S.

1993: The Ramones made a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Drummer Marky Ramone later called their appearance a career highlight & their appearance has regularly been noted as one of the best in the program’s history.

1985: Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr joined Carl Perkins onstage at a concert in London to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Perkins’ most well-known song, “Blue Suede Shoes”.

1980: The Police kicked off the first North American leg of the tour in support of their third album Zenyatta Mondatta at the Winnipeg Arena.

1976: The Who performed their last concert with Keith Moon in North America at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

Manfred Mann born in 1940
Tetsu Yamauchi-bassist for Free and The Faces born in 1947
Brent Mydland-keyboardist for Grateful Dead born in 1952
Steve Lukather-guitarist for Toto born in 1947

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