We Miss you Roy!
Musician’s Born On April 23
1936 Roy Orbison (Only the Lonely)
1939 Ray Peterson (Tell Laura I Love Her)
1960 Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
1964 Gen (Jesus Jones)
Deaths On April 23
1975 Pete Ham (Badfinger)
Number 1 In The Charts On April 23
1964 Peter and Gordon: World Without Love UK 45
1969 Beatles: Get Back UK 45
1977 Thelma Houston: Don’t Leave Me This Way US 45
1983 Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Come on Eileen US 45
1988 Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son US LP
1994 Prince : The Most Beautiful Girl In The World : UK single
1994 Pink Floyd : The Division Bell : US LP
Various Music Events On April 23
1956 Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut at the New Frontier Hotel. The two-week run is cancelled after seven days because of poor reception. It is thirteen years before Elvis plays there again.
1960 A new Jack Good production, Wham, hits UK TV screens
1966 Sam and Dave hit US chart with Hold On I’m Coming
1969 Famous Ash Grove, Los Angeles (home of Canned Heat and Taj Mahal) burns to the ground.
1969 Beatles enter UK chart at No. 1 with Get Back
1988 Everything Your Heart Desires gives Hall and Oates their twentieth US Top 40 single – a record for a duo
1988 Whitney Houston becomes first artist to hit No. 1 on US Hot 100 with seven consecutive singles as Where Do Broken Hearts Go hits the top. Previous record holders (with six each) were Beatles and Bee Gees. She becomes only the second artist to release four No. 1s from the same LP
1988 Midnight Oil debut on UK singles chart with Beds Are Burning
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