The Rock History Report for August 21st
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1965 - The Lovin' Spoonful released "Do You Believe In Magic.
1976 - RCA Victor records announced that sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.
1990 - Ratt released their album Detonator.
1992 - Sting married long time girlfriend Trudi Styler.
1993 - Bernie Taupin, the lyricist for Elton John, married Stephanie Haymes.
1994 - After crashing his Porsche into a tree, John Denver was charged with drunken driving.
1995 - R.E.M. sued Hershey Foods after the candymakers ran a "Kit Kat - R.E.M. Concert" sweepstakes in their chocolate bars. The suit was later dropped.
1996 - Former Talking Heads singer David Byrne sued to keep his former bandmates from touring as "The Heads," though the suit was settled out of court.
1997 - At the San Francisco Hard Rock Cafe, Carlos Santana held a press conference in which he unveiled a limited-edition t-shirt featuring his artwork. The guitarist personally autographed 500 of the garments for distribution to foreign and domestic markets.
1941 Tom Coster of Santana
1957 Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees
1958 Kim Sledge of Sister Sledge