Events in Music on June 21

  • 1868 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
  • 1951 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

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1955 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1969 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1969 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
  • 1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana

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1975 Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

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1975 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Evita" premieres in London

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice

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1981 Don Fagan & Walter Becker quit Steely Dan

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker

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1982 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1993 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1997 "Defending the Caveman" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances
  • 1998 "Don't Be Cruel" 2nd studio album by Bobby Brown is released (Grammy Award Best Male R&B Vocal Performance 1990)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2005 Billy Corgan releases "TheFutureEmbrace", his first solo album

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan