Events in Music on May 21

  • 1892 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • 1941 Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
  • 1955 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 1959 "Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
  • 1966 "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • 1966 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1966 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
  • 1967 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
  • 1972 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 1977 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances

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1980 "Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back", produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams

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1981 Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1983 "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63

Music release#1 in the Charts

1983 David Bowie's "Let's Dance" single goes #1

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1988 "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35

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1988 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1994 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 16 performances
  • 1996 "You're Makin' Me High" single released by Toni Braxton (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 1997)
  • 2003 38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win
  • 2005 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev

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2015 Flavor Flav is arrested near Las Vegas on charges including speeding and driving under the influence

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav