Monday, October 25, 2010

October 23 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Weird Al Yankovic!

Weird Al Yankovic

Musicians Born On October 23

1939 Charlie Foxx (Mockingbird)
1940 Ellie Greenwich (songwriter)
1940 Fred Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1941 Greg Ridley (Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie)
1956 Dwight Yoakham
1959 Weird Al Yankovic

Deaths On October 23

1950 Al Johnson

Number 1 In The Charts On October 23

1961 Dion: 'Runaround Sue' US 45
1976 Chicago: 'If You leave Me Now' US 45
1982 Culture Club: 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me' UK 45
1993 Meatloaf : I'd Do Anything For Love(But I Wont Do That) : UK single
1993 Take That : Everything Changes : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 23

1962 'Little' Stevie Wonder records for the first time - 'Thank You for Loving Me All the Way' is the title

1968 Jimi Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower' hits UK chart

1970 'Isn't It a Pity' is announced as the first George Harrison solo single, it is withdrawn three days later

1971 Isaac Hayes's 'Shaft' hits US Top 40

1972 David Essex, taking time off from his stage show 'Godspell', begins filming 'That'll Be the Day'

1988 For only the second time in UK chart history each of the Top 3 singles is by a woman: Enya's 'Orinoco Flow' at No. 1, Kylie Minogue's 'Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi' at No. 2, and 'One Moment in Time' by Whitney Houston at No. 3

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