October 23 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
October 23

1964 : J. Frank Wilson of the Cavaliers, who scored a huge teen-tragedy hit three years earlier with "Last Kiss", is badly injured in his own car crash near Lima, Ohio, one that unfortunately also takes the life of the song's producer, Sonley Roush.

1966 : The Yardbirds, in their first concert featuring Jimmy Page on lead guitar, open at San Francisco's Fillmore West.

1969 : Columbia Records announces its intention to prosecute the purveyors of Great White Way, an unauthorized collection of unreleased Bob Dylan demos that is often considered the first "bootleg" record.

1970 : Aretha Franklin's "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" is certified gold.

1978 : Neil Young's Zuma Beach, California home burns to the ground in a brush fire.

1995 : Former Selena fan club president Yolanda Saldivar is convicted of murdering the Tejano star outside a Texas motel on March 31, 1995. The jury deliberated only 2 1/2 hours before handing down their guilty verdict.

1998 : Eddie Nichols (Royal Crown Revue) is arrested in Toledo, Ohio, for allegedly punching a sheriff in a diner. Nichols is charged with a felony and held without bail over a weekend.

1998 : The White Rabbit case comes to a close when a court supports the superintendent at Fort Zumwalt High School in St. Louis, and his decision that the marching band cannot play the song in their act as it contains drug references.

2001 : R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.

2002 : Johnnie Johnson, who is the "Johnny" in "Johnny B. Goode" and Chuck Berry's longtime pianist, loses his lawsuit against Berry claiming he co-wrote many of the rock pioneer's hits.

2003 : Mexican rap-rock band Molotov tops the second annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America with four wins, including video of the year and best group.

2005 : Rapper Cam'ron is shot during an early morning carjacking attempt in Washington DC. Two men pull alongside Cam'ron's 2006 Lamborghini and open fire while the artist is stopped at a traffic light at New York and New Jersey avenues. He is hit by one bullet, which travels through one of his arms and into the other. He drives himself to Howard University Hospital for treatment.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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