Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jorma Kaukonen!

Jorma Kaukonen, Jefferson Airplane

Musicians Born On December 23

1932 Revd James Cleveland (US Gospel singer)
1935 Esther Phillips (What a Difference a Day Makes)
1939 Johnny Kidd (Pirates)
1940 Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane)
1941 Tim Hardin (Hang On to a Dream)
1943 Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap)
1949 Luther Grosvenor (Spooky Tooth)
1955 Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
1955 Bruce Hornsby
1964 Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
1964 Slash (Guns'n'Roses)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 23

1957 Pat Boone: ' April Love' US 45
1972 Little Jimmy Osmond: 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' UK 45
1989 Band Aid 2: 'Do They Know It's Christmas' UK 45

Various Music Events On December 23

1957 Tom and Jerry (Simon and Garfunkel) release their first-ever single, 'Hey Schoolgirl'

1961 Cliff Richard enters chart with 'Young Ones' LP

1961 Mike Smith of Decca Records sees Beatles play at Cavern Club and arranges their famous (unsuccessful) audition

1964 Brian Wilson suffers a nervous breakdown on flight from LA to Houston and decides to retire from live performances

1966 The final edition of TV music show 'Ready, Steady, Go' is broadcast. The special guests for the farewell show are the Who.

1966 Pink Floyd perform at opening of London club the Night Tripper, soon to change its name to UFO, London's first psychedelic club

1967 "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix Experience is released.

1969 Elton John and Bernie Taupin begin writing songs together.

1970 Joni Mitchell earns her first gold disc for 'Ladies of the Canyon'

1972 John Lennon's film "Imagine" is premiered on national TV.

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