Today In Pop Music; April 21 – Stone Album Cover Stirs Boycott
APRIL 21 BIRTHDAYS
1939 – ERNIE MARESCA (SINGER-SONGWRITER)
1947 – ALAN WAGNER (FOUNDATIONS)
1947 – IGGY POP
1947 – JOHN WEIDER (ANIMALS)
1948 – PAUL DAVIS
1951 – PAUL CARRACK (ACE)
1951 – NICOLE BARCLAY (FANNY)
1959 – ROBERT SMITH (THE CURE)
ON THIS DAY
1967 – The Beatles complete the sessions for their classic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. They later spent almost three weeks mixing the mono version of the album, and left the stereo mix to others who completed the task in just a few days.
1973 – Tony Orlando and Dawn began a four week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree’.
1990 – Paul McCartney played in front of 184,000 fans at a stadium in Rio de Janeiro, setting a new world record for the largest crowd attending a rock concert.
1976 – Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of a promotional campaign for the then new album by The Rolling Stones, ‘Black and Blue’. The advertising campaign depicted a model named Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I’m Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones – and I love it!’