Friday, April 23, 2010

April 23 - Today In Rock Music History

Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison Birthday April 23

Musician's Born On April 23

1936 Roy Orbison (Only the Lonely)
1939 Ray Peterson (Tell Laura I Love Her)
1960 Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
1964 Gen (Jesus Jones)

Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison Birthday April 23

Deaths On April 23

1975 Pete Ham (Badfinger)

Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison Birthday April 23

Number 1 In The Charts On April 23

1964 Peter and Gordon: World Without Love UK 45
1969 Beatles: Get Back UK 45
1977 Thelma Houston: Don't Leave Me This Way US 45
1983 Dexy's Midnight Runners: Come on Eileen US 45
1988 Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son US LP
1994 Prince : The Most Beautiful Girl In The World : UK single
1994 Pink Floyd : The Division Bell : US LP

Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison Birthday April 23

Various Music Events On April 23

1956 Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut at the New Frontier Hotel. The two-week run is cancelled after seven days because of poor reception. It is thirteen years before Elvis plays there again.

1960 A new Jack Good production, Wham, hits UK TV screens

1966 Sam and Dave hit US chart with Hold On I'm Coming

1969 Famous Ash Grove, Los Angeles (home of Canned Heat and Taj Mahal) burns to the ground.

1969 Beatles enter UK chart at No. 1 with Get Back

1988 Everything Your Heart Desires gives Hall and Oates their twentieth US Top 40 single - a record for a duo

1988 Whitney Houston becomes first artist to hit No. 1 on US Hot 100 with seven consecutive singles as Where Do Broken Hearts Go hits the top. Previous record holders (with six each) were Beatles and Bee Gees. She becomes only the second artist to release four No. 1s from the same LP

1988 Midnight Oil debut on UK singles chart with Beds Are Burning

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