Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Today in rock history 23rd March

1949 – Ric Ocasek is born in Baltimore. 1963 – Doo-wop prince Dion marries his “Runaround Sue,” Sue Butterfield. 1964 – John Lennon’s book In His Own Write is published in Britain. 1964 – The Beatles win three Ivor Novello Awards for their songwriting: 1970 – Although the Beatles had abandoned the tracks originally cut for Let It Be, their business manager, Allen Klein, invites Phil Spector to remix the recordings. 1972 – Pink Floyd spend the first of eight days recording performances at Pompeii, Italy’s Roman amphitheater. 1973 – Yoko Ono is granted permanent residency in the U.S. 1978 – In today’s issue of Rolling Stone, it’s reported that Fleetwood Mac are planning on performing in Moscow. 1985 – Billy Joel marries model Christie Brinkley. 2002 – ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend for the past decade, actress Charleen Chuck McCrory, finally tie the knot. 2003 – U2 makes their Oscar debut performing at the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards. The Irish quartet plays “The Hands That Built America” from “Gangs of New York.” 2008 – Neil Aspinall, who ran the Apple Corps music empire for the Beatles from 1970 – 2007 died at a hospital in New York from cancer aged 66.

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