This Day in Music — August 21

1986 : Eric Clapton’s son Conor was born this day in 1986. Four years later, Conor died in a tragic accident, prompting Clapton to write “Tears In Heaven.”

1993 : Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is raided by police after a child who stayed there comes forward with allegations. Jackson lets police strip search him, which he finds very humiliating. No charges are filed, but Jackson will later deal with more allegations.

2012 : Taylor Swift’s single hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” becomes the single with the biggest digital sales record ever for a female performing artist. The sales figures of 623,000 digital copies is reported by Neilson SoundScan.

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