On this day in music history

On this day in music history…october 21.

1940, Manfred Mann was born. Mann was the keyboardist and
the namesake of the popular band Manfred Mann.

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” was one Manfred Mann’s biggest hits, reaching No. 1 on the charts in the U.S., UK, and Canada. It was originally performed by The Exciters.

1972, Chuck Berrry’s song “My Ding-A-Ling” went to No. 1 in the U.S. The song stayed at the top spot for two weeks.

1995, Billie Joe of Green Day was arrested after he mooned the audience at a concert in Milwaukee. He was eventually fined $141.

2006, Sandy West passed away. West was a singer, songwriter, drummer, and founding member of The Runaways. The Runaways were an all-girl rock band, fronted by Joan Jett.

The Runaways perform “Cherry Bomb” in Japan during their 1977 summer tour. Despite never achieving major popularity in the U.S.,
the band became a huge hit in Japan.

by bryne gonzales

 

 

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