August 23 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musicians Born On August 23

1912 Gene Kelly (singer/dancer)
1936 Rudy Lewis (Drifters)
1946 Keith Moon (The Who)
1949 Rick Springfield (Jessie’s Girl)
1949` Jim Sohns (Shadows of Night)
1953 Bobby G. (Bucks Fizz)
1959 Lowyn Collins (Orange Juice)
1960 Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
1961 Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
1964 Pebbles (Mercedes Boy)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 23

1969 Rolling Stones: ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ US 45
1969 Johnny Cash: ‘Johnny Cash at San Quentin’ US LP
1975 Hamilton Joe Frank Reynolds: ‘Fallin’ In Love’ US 45
1980 David Bowie: ‘Ashes to Ashes’ UK 45
1980 Roxy Music: ‘Flesh and Blood’ UK LP
1986 Boris Gardner: ‘I Want to Wake Up with You’ UK 45
1997 Texas : White on Blonde : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 23

1957 Elvis Presley’s ‘Loving You’, featuring cameo performance by his parents, opens in London at the Plaza Cinema

1962 John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell at Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool

1965 Rolling Stones fans have water hoses turned on them by security guards outside Manchester TV studios

1968 ‘People Got to Be Free’ single by Young Rascals goes gold in US

1969 ‘Crosby, Stills and Nash’ hits UK LP chart

1970 Lou Reed plays last gig with Velvet Underground at Max’s, Kansas City, New York; recorded for ‘Live at Max’s’ LP

1973 The first Reading Festival begins, with Eric Burdon, Traffic and Focus performing

1980 Jam hit UK chart at No. 3 with ‘Start’

1980 Heatwave Festival begins near Toronto, Canada, featuring Elvis Costello, Pretenders, Talking Heads and B52s.

1993 Duran Duran get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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