Today In Pop Music: August 21 – Greatest Female Recording Of All Time?

Jackie DeShannon (Put A Little Love On Your Heart) celebrates her 68th birthday today, front man for The Clash (Rock The Casbah) Joe Strummer is 60, and sister Kim Sledge of Sister Sledge (We Are Family) is 55.

August 21, 1961 – Patsy Cline pud one of the greatest performances to tape when she recorded the Willie Nelson song Crazy.  She was still on crutches at the time, having gone through a car windshield in a head-on collision just two months earlier.

August 21, 1967 – The Doors began recording their second album Strange Days at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood.

August 21, 2005 – Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesizer died at the age of 71, just four months being diagnosed with brain cancer.  One of the first people to buy a moog was Mickey Dolenz who used it on a couple of tracks from The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones Ltd. album.  George Harrison also featured the instrument on Here Comes The Sun from Abbey Road.

August 21, 2008 – Drummer Buddy Harman, who can be heard on over 18,000 recordings including Patsy Cline’s Crazy, Elvis Presley’s Little Sister, and Roy Orbison’s Oh Pretty Woman, died at age 79.

Is this the greatest female recording of all time?


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