Sunday August 23rd
1947 – Rock ‘n’ roll as we know it can now truly begin, as the Who’s Keith Moon is born in Wembley,
1949 – Rick Springfield is born.
1951 – Jim Jamison of Survivor is born
1962 – John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell. Paul McCartney is best man.
1966 – In Chicago, Big Brother & the Holding Company sign to Mainstream Records in return for airfare back to San Francisco.
1966 – On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year’s performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium.
1968 – Ringo Starr temporarily walks out on the Beatles during sessions for The Beatles, but later returns. The incident goes unreported.
1968 – Flushing Meadows in Queens hosts the New York Rock Festival, featuring the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and the Soft Machine.
1970 – Lou Reed leaves the Velvet Underground following a gig at Max’s Kansas City. The group’s manager carries on, making Doug Yule the frontman.
1971 – Pink Floyd begin their final sessions for this year’s Meddle album.
1975 – Paul Kossoff, former guitarist with English rockers Free, has a scare when his heart stops beating for 35 minutes.
1999 – Don Henley sues Paramount Pictures Corp., alleging the studio reneged on a deal to feature a song, “Taking You Home,” he penned expressly for the hit film “Double Jeopardy
2003 – Metallica System Of A Down, Sum 41, Primal Scream and Good Charlotte all appeared at this years UK Carling Reading weekend festival.
2004 – Queen, became the first UK rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music was strictly prohibited.