Music Almanac - June 23

Birthdays
  • 1915 - Zeb Turner (d. 1978)
  • 1929 - June Carter Cash (d. 2003)
  • 1937 - Paul Peek (Gene Vincent's Blue Caps) (d. 2001)
  • 1937 - Niki Sullivan (Crickets) (d. 2004)
  • 1940 - Diana Trask
  • 1940 - Adam Faith (d. 2003)
  • 1940 - Jimmy Castor (d. 2012)
  • 1940 - Stuart Sutcliffe (Beatles) (d. 1962)
  • 1941 - Robert Hunter
  • 1944 - Rosetta Hightower (Orlons) (d. 2014)
  • 1945 - Paul Goddard (Atlanta Rhythm Section) (d. 2014)
  • 1948 - Myles Goodwyn (April Wine)
  • 1948 - Alan Vega (born Boruch Bermowitz) (Suicide)
  • 1953 - Pake McEntire
  • 1955 - Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
  • 1956 - Randy Jackson (producer, American Idol judge)
  • 1957 - Keith Palmer (d. 1996)
  • 1962 - Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth)
  • 1962 - Richard Coles (Communards)
  • 1964 - Joey Allen (Warrant)
  • 1965 - Paul Arthurs (Oasis)
  • 1966 - Mark Chadwick (Levellers)
  • 1966 - Jim MacPherson (Breeders)
  • 1966 - Chico DeBarge (DeBarge)
  • 1975 - K.T. Tunstall
  • 1977 - Jason Mraz
  • 1978 - Memphis Bleek (born Malik Cox)
  • 1978 - Lizzy Borden (born Gregory Harges) (Lizzy Borden)
  • 1980 - Jessica Taylor (Liberty X)
  • 1981 - Antony Costa (Blue)
  • 1984 - Duffy (born Amie Duffy)
  • 1991 - Katie Armiger

Deaths
  • 1972 - Elton Britt (58)
  • 1994 - Kin Vassy (the First Edition, Mothers of Invention) - Cancer (50)
  • 2002 - Duane West (Jordanaires) (61)
  • 2013 - Bobby "Blue" Bland (83)
  • 2016 - Ralph Stanley - Skin Cancer (89)

On This Day
  • 1970 - Chubby Checker was arrested for having marijuana and other drugs in his car in Niagara Falls.
  • 1970 - Kris Kristofferson started his first concert tour at the Troubadour.
  • 1975 - Alice Cooper fell of the stage while performing in Vancouver, breaking six ribs.
  • 1976 - Paul McCartney & Wings played the last show of their Wings Over America tour in Los Angeles.
  • 1976 - Greg Allman testified in court that the Allman Brothers' road manager supplied the cocaine that he was addicted to from 1973 to 1975. The action led to the breakup of the band.
  • 1981 - King Crimson was reformed by Robert Fripp with Bill Buford, Adrian Belew and Tony Levin.
  • 1986 - Willie Nelson received the Roy Acuff award for humanitarian activities from the Country Music Association.
  • 1989 - George Michael was presented the Silver Clef Award for service to British music.
  • 1994 - Barry Manilow's musical Copacabana opened in London.
  • 1995 - Alan White debuted as the drummer for Oasis at the Glastonbury Festival.
  • 1999 - Vern Gosdin suffered a stroke leaving him temporarily paralyzed on his right side.
  • 2000 - Ol' Dirty Bastard is ordered to 180-days in drug rehabilitation in lieu of jail for probation violations.
  • 2000 - Neil Young receives his star on the Canadian Walk of Fame.
  • 2000 - The Experience Music Project was opened in Seattle with memorabilia from Jimi Hendrix' career.
  • 2003 - Diana Ross appeared in court on DUI charges, saying that she felt coerced into taking the breathalyzer test.
  • 2004 - Bob Dylan was made a honorary Doctor of Music by the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
  • 2004 - Dave Navarro announced on his website that Jane's Addiction were finished.
  • 2004 - Marty Stuart was charged with possession of narcotics after an auto accident.
  • 2005 - Four people are stabbed and one killed at a Corrosion of Conformity concert in Ybor City, FL.
  • 2006 - A charity concert was held for Arthur Lee of Love who is fighting leukemia. Robert Plant leads the bill.
  • 2008 - Coldplay opened the U.S. leg of their Viva la Vida world tour in New York.
  • 2006 - Kevin Richardson left the Backstreet Boys to pursue other interests.
  • 2009 - Chris Brown plead guilty to assault in the incident with his then girlfriend, Rihanna. He received five years probation and six months community service.
  • 2009 - Montgomery Gentry became members of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2009 - Songwriter Joe Brooks (You Light Up My Life) was arrested 91 counts of rape and sexual assault.
  • 2010 - Gregg Allman had a successful liver transplant.

Marriages
  • 1967 - John Entwistle (Who) and Alison Wise

Recorded
  • 1965 - Love is Like an Itching In My Heart - Supremes
  • 1968 - If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  • 1970 - Beaucoups Of Blues - Ringo Starr (first day of recording)
  • 1972 - Crazy Horses - Osmonds

Released
  • 1952 - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells (single)
  • 1959 - A Big Hunk O' Love - Elvis Presley (single)
  • 1964 - Stevie at the Beach - Stevie Wonder
  • 1965 - Tracks of My Tears - Miracles (single)
  • 1971 - Byrdmaniax - Byrds
  • 1972 - Living in the Past - Jethro Tull
  • 1975 - Red Octopus - Jefferson Starship
  • 1977 - I Wanna Be With You Tonight - Alabama (debut single)
  • 1979 - My Sharona - Knack (single)
  • 1979 - The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band (single)
  • 1980 - Saved - Bob Dylan
  • 1981 - Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
  • 1982 - Mirage - Fleetwood Mac
  • 1984 - Panama - Van Halen (single)
  • 1986 - Every Beat of My Heart - Rod Stewart
  • 1992 - The One - Elton John
  • 1996 - You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best - Kiss

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Shindig - Byrds, Kingsmen, Micki Lynn, Jody Miller, Dave Berry, Righteous Brothers, Stoneman Family, Everly Brothers, Adam Faith, Melinda Marx, Billy Preston, Jean King, Willy Nelson
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Steve Alaimo, Keith Allison, Love, Gene Pitney
  • 1968 - The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (CBS) - Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra
  • 1969 - Carol Burnett Presents The Jimmie Rodgers Show (CBS)
  • 1978 - Midnight Special - Burton Cummings (host), Randy Bachman, Ronnie Montrose, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Smith
  • 1980 - Debby Boone...The Same Old Brand New Me (NBC) (second special)
  • 2012 - CMT Crossroads - Joe Walsh, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Billy Gibbons
  • 2013 - CMT Crossroads - Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Jamey Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Ashley Monroe, Norah Jones

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1951 - Too Young - Nat King Cole (5 weeks)
  • 1984 - The Reflex - Duran Duran (2 weeks)
  • 2012 - Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (9 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1962 (Mono Albums) - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles (14 weeks)
  • 1973 - Living in the Material World - George Harrison (5 weeks)
  • 2007 - Epiphany - T-Pain (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1958 - Yakety Yak - Coasters (7 weeks)
  • 1958 - What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis (1 week)
  • 1990 - You Can't Touch This - MC Hammer (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1956 - Crazy Arms - Ray Price (20 weeks)
  • 1958 - Guess Things Happen That Way - Johnny Cash (8 weeks)
  • 1973 - Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruitt (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1979 - Nobody Likes Sad Songs - Ronnie Milsap (1 week)
  • 1984 - When We Make Love - Alabama (1 week)
  • 2001 - I'm Already There - Lonestar (6 weeks)
  • 2007 - Find Out Who Your Friends Are - Tracy Lawrence (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1960 - Three Steps to Heaven - Eddie Cochran (2 weeks)
  • 1966 - Paperback Writer - Beatles (2 weeks)
  • 1973 - Rubber Bullets - 10cc (1 week)
  • 1991 - Any Dream Will Do - Jason Donovan (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1962 - West Side Story - Original Soundtrack (5 weeks)

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