Today in Music

February, 21

  • 1995 For the first time in seven years, Bruce Springsteen performs live with the E Street Band in a New York City nightclub for a video for Jonathan Demme’s film “Murder Incorporated.”
  • 1992 Singer Jane Pickens Langley Hoving dies of heart failure in Newport, R.I. She was the lead vocalist of the 1930s music trio the Pickens Sisters.
  • 1982 Disc jockey Murray “The K” Kaufman dies of cancer. Age 60.
  • 1980 Vocalist Bon Scott of AC/DC falls unconscious and dies in a friend’s car after an all-night drinking bout.
  • 1975 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Pick Up the Pieces,” Average White Band.
  • 1965 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “This Diamond Ring,” Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Lewis is the son of comedian Jerry Lewis.
  • 1958 The very first Gibson model Flying V guitar is shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • 1958 Singer and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is born in Princeton, N.J.
  • 1954 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Secret Love,” Doris Day.
  • 1943 Producer and executive David Geffen is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Geffen, who graduates from high school in the bottom ten percent of his class and later drops out of two different colleges, forms Geffen Records in 1980.