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July 23 – Today In Rock Music History

July 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Slash!

Slash, Guns n Roses, Slash Birthday July 23

Musicians Born On July 23

1935 Cleveland Duncan (Penguins)
1945 Dino Danelli (Young Rascals)
1946 Andy McKay (Roxy Music)
1947 David Essex (Gonna Make You A Star)
1947 Tony Joe White (Groupie Girl)
1950 Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
1961 Martin Gore (Depeche Mode)
1964 Tim Kellett (Simply Red)
1965 Slash (Guns N’Roses)
1970 Sam Watters (Color Me Badd)
1971 Alison Krauss

Slash, Guns n Roses, Slash Birthday July 23

Deaths On July 23

1979 Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead)

Keith Godchaux, Grateful Dead Keyboardist, Keith Godchaux Death July 23 1979

Number 1 In The Charts On July 23

1964 Beatles: ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ UK 45
1969 Rolling Stones: ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ UK 45
1977 Donna Summer: ‘I Feel Love’ UK 45
1977 Barry Manilow: ‘Looks Like We Made It’ US 45
1983 Paul Young: ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ UK 45
1983 Yazoo: ‘You and Me Both’ UK LP
1983 Police: ‘Synchronicity’ US LP
1994 Rolling Stones : Voodoo Lounge : UK LP

Slash, Guns n Roses, Slash Birthday July 23

Various Music Events On July 23

1955 Ad in ‘Billboard’ announces release of Chuck Berry’s ‘Maybellene, described as ‘fine jockey and juke wax’.

1966 ‘Yardbirds’ LP hits UK chart

1969 Blood, Sweat and Tears go gold with ‘Spinning Wheel’

1977 Carly Simon hits US chart with James Bond film theme ‘Nobody Does It Better’, her fourth Top 10 single

1983 Police’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’ hits UK chart

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