Thursday, August 23, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 23

Keith Moon
No.1
1966 Beatles : Yellow Submarine : UK 45
1969 Rolling Stones: 'Honky Tonk Woman' US 45
1969 Johnny Cash: 'Johnny Cash at San Quentin' US LP
1975 Hamilton Joe Frank Reynolds: 'Fallin' In Love' US 45
1980 David Bowie: 'Ashes to Ashes' UK 45
1980 Roxy Music: 'Flesh and Blood' UK LP
1986 Boris Gardner: 'I Want to Wake Up with You' UK 45
1997 Texas : White on Blonde : UK LP

Births
1936 Rudy Lewis (Drifters)
1946 Keith Moon (The Who)
1949 Rick Springfield
1951 Jimi Jamison (Survivor)
1953 Bobby G. (Bucks Fizz)
1959 Lowyn Collins (Orange Juice)
1960 Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
1961 Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
1978 Julian Casablancas (The Strokes)

Miscellany
1957 Elvis Presley's 'Loving You', featuring cameo performance by his parents, opens in London at the Plaza Cinema
 
1962 John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell at Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool
 
1965 Rolling Stones fans have water hoses turned on them by security guards outside Manchester TV studios
 
1968 'People Got to Be Free' single by Young Rascals goes gold in US
 
1969 'Crosby, Stills and Nash' hits UK LP chart
 
1970 Lou Reed plays last gig with Velvet Underground at Max's, Kansas City, New York; recorded for 'Live at Max's' LP
 
1973 The first Reading Festival begins, with Eric Burdon, Traffic and Focus performing
Queen
 
1975, Joy Division singer Ian Curtis married Deborah Woodruff.
 
1980 Jam hit UK chart at No. 3 with 'Start'
 
1980 Heatwave Festival begins near Toronto, Canada, featuring Elvis Costello, Pretenders, Talking Heads and B52s.
 
1993 Duran Duran get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
 
2004 Queen, became the first UK rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music was strictly prohibited.

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