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Musician’s Born On This Day March 23
1944 Tony McPhee (Groundhogs)
1944 Ric Okasek (The Cars)
1953 Chaka Khan (I Feel for You)
1966 Marty Pellow (lead singer Wet Wet Wet)
1968 Damon Albarn (Blur)
Number 1 In The Charts On March 23
1961 Elvis Presley Wooden Heart UK 45
1963 Ruby and the Romantics: Our Day Will Come US 45
1974 Cher: Dark Lady US 45
1985 Bailey and Collins: Easy Lover UK 45
1985 John Fogerty: Centrefield US LP
1991 Hale and Pace: The Stonk UK 45
1991 Timmy T: One More Try US 45
1991 R.E.M. : Out Of Time : UK LP
1998 Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins : It’s Like That :UK single
1998 Celine Dion : Falling into You : UK LP
Various Music Events On March 23
1961 Elvis Presley sets a new UK chart record – three consecutive No. 1 singles: It’s Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight and Wooden Heart
1962 Beatles play evening show at Barnston Women’s Institute. Gig fee is £25 and for the first time they wear grey suits with velvet lapels. The leather age is over.
1964 John Lennon’s In His Own Write published
1967 Jimi Hendrix hits UK chart with Purple Haze
1969 30,000 people attend ‘The Rally for Decency’ at the Orange Bowl in Miami in response to Jim Morrison’s ‘indecent’ pants-dropping incident three weeks earlier.
1973 The US Board of Immigration rules that John Lennon is an ‘Overstay’ in America and he is judged to be deportable.
1980 A gunman holds up Elektra Records in New York demanding to speak to Eagles or Jackson Browne. He gives up and leaves when told they live in California!
1985 Billy Joel marries Christie Brinkley.
1985 USA for Africa’s We Are the World hits US Hot 100 at No. 21.
1988 In front of a crowd of 46,000 Mick Jagger makes his first onstage solo appearance in Japan . The Rolling Stones had previously been banned from the country by Japanese authorities.
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