Feb 23 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Johnny!

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Musician’s Born On This Day on Feb 23

1944 Johnny Winter (US blues singer’guitarist)
1946 Rusty Young (Poco)
1950 Steve Priest (Sweet)
1950 Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
1955 Howard Jones (What Is Love)
1955 Zeke Manyika (Orange Juice)
1958 David Sylvian (Japan)
1962 Michael Wilton (Queensryche)

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Deaths

1995 Melvin Franklin (Temptations)

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No. 1 In The Charts on Feb 23

1961 Petula Clark: Sailor UK 45
1974 Suzi Quatro: Devil Gate Drive UK 45
1980 Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love US 45
1985 Smiths: Meat Is Murder UK LP
1991 Whitney Houston : All The Man That I Need : US single
1998 Cornershop : Brimful Of Asha : UK single

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Various Music Events On Feb 23

1955 Jimmy Reed releases debut single, You Don’t Have to Go.

1961 First French International Rock Festival begins with Bobby Rydell, Emile Ford and Johnny Halliday.

1967 Beatles hit UK Chart at No. 5 with Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane.

1967 Prince Buster’s Al Capone becomes first Jamaican single to enter UK charts.

1972 Humble P:ie’s Rockin’ at the Fillmore goes gold.

1979 Armed Forces by Elvis Costello goes gold in US.

1980 Blondie hit UK chart at No. 3 with Atomic.

1986 The Rolling Stones play live for the first time in five years.At London’s 100 Club they join a tribute to late keyboardist, Ian Stewart. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend also played

1994 Among the guests for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas are Eddie Van Halen, Chris Isaak and B.B. King .

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