Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 23 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bruce!

Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Live Concert, Bruce Springsteen Birthday September 23

Musicians Born On September 23

1930 Ray Charles (Hit the Road Jack)
1938 Ben E. King (60)
1939 Roy Buchanan (guitarist)
1940 Tim Rose (Morning Dew)
1940 Barbara Allbut (Angels)
1940 Phyllis Allbut (Angels)
1943 Julio Iglesias (Begin the Beguine)
1943 John Banks (Merseybeats)
1945 Ron Bushey (Iron Butterfly)
1949 Bruce Springsteen (Born in the USA)
1970 Ani DiFranco

Deaths On September 23

1974 Robbie McIntosh (AWB)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 23

1957 Crickets: 'That'll Be The Day' US 45
1965 Walker Brothers: 'Make it Easy on Yourself' UK 45
1967 Box Tops: 'The Letter' US 45
1972 Mac Davis: 'Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me' US 45
1978 10CC: 'Dreadlock Holiday' UK 45
1989 Eurythmics: 'We Two Are One' UK LP
1995 Shaggy : Bombastic : UK single
1995 Blur : The Great Escape : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 23

1954 Elvis Presley releases his second single 'Good Rocking Tonight', (first recorded by Wynonie Harris in 1947) in US

1961 Billy Fury's 'Halfway to Paradise' hits UK LP chart

1965 Wilson Pickett debuts on UK chart with 'In the Midnight Hour'

1969 Paul McCartney rumoured dead for first time in an article in 'Northern Star', the Illinois University newspaper, under headline 'Clues hint at Beatle death'

1972 Mott the Hoople debut on US chart with 'All the Young Dudes'

1972 10CC debut on UK chart with 'Donna'

1991 Guitarist Izzy Stradlin leaves Guns N' Roses and is replaced by Gilby Clarke.

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