Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Today in rock history 23rd March

1944 – Born on this day, Tony McPhee, guitar, vocals, The Groundhogs 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. 1969 - 30,000 people attended the Rally for Decency at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Announcements that publicized the rally warned that “longhairs and weird dressers” won’t be let inside. The rally was held in response to Jim Morrison’s alleged pants-dropping incident in Miami a few weeks earlier. 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.”

No comments:

Post a Comment