April 23 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 23

1960 : Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform as "The Nerk Twins" at the Fox and Hounds pub in Reading, England. The pub is owned by McCartney's cousin and her husband. The duo play another set the next day.

1963 : Bob Dylan performs his first major solo concert, at New York City’s Town Hall.

1969 : Los Angeles' famed folk and rock club The Ash Grove, launching pad for everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Canned Heat, catches fire and nearly burns to the ground.

1970 : Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky" is certified gold.

1974 : Just before being scheduled to appear as guest host on NBC-TV's Tonight Show, Mama Cass collapses from exhaustion.

1981 : Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins join Johnny Cash onstage at his show in Stuttgart, West Germany, performing their hits and some mutual country, blues, and gospel favorites. The concert is later released as the LP "The Survivors".

1988 : Roy Orbison celebrates his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert in Los Angeles, where Bruce brings him onstage so the crowd could sing him Happy Birthday. Orbison died that December of a heart attack.

2007 : Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt as drummer for Static-X.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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