April 23rd: On this Day

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23 avr. 2006, 13h30m

1991, Founder member of The New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders died of a drug overdose. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon'.

1988, Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang happy birthday to him.

1976, The Ramones released their eponymous debut album. On the same day The Sex Pistols played The Nashville Rooms, London supporting The 101'ers who featured Clash vocalist Joe Strummer.

1975, Peter Ham, singer, songwriter with Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself. Ham co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

1968, Born on this day, Paul Clifford, bass, The Wonder Stuff, (1991 UK No.1 single 'Dizzy', with Vic Reeves).

1960, Born on this day, Steve Clark, guitarist with Def Leppard, who had a 1987 UK No.6 single with ‘Animal’, a 1987 worldwide No.1 album with Hysteria and a 1988 US No.1 single with ‘Love Bites’. Clark died on January 8th 1991, aged 30 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption combined with prescription drugs.

1960, The Nerk Twins appeared at The Fox And Hounds in Caversham, Berkshire. The Nerk Twins being John Lennon and Paul McCartney staying at Paul's aunt's pub.

1956, Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut at the New Frontier Hotel, when he opened for the Freddie Martin Orchestra and comedian Shecky Greene. The two-week run is called off after only one week due to poor audience response.

1955, Born on this day, Ray Burns, (Captain Sensible), The Damned, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Eloise') solo (1982 UK No.1 single 'Happy Talk').

1949, Born on this day, John Miles, singer, songwriter, guitarist, (1976 UK No.3 single 'Music'). Also worked with Alan Parson's, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker and Tina Turner.

1939, Born on this day, Ray Peterson, US singer, (1960 US No.7 single 'Tell Laura I Love Her').

1936, Born on this day, Roy Orbison, singer, songwriter, who had a 1964 UK & US No.1 single with ‘Pretty Woman’ plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles. With the Traveling Wilburys he had a 1988 UK No.21 single with ‘Handle With Care’. Orbison died on December 6th 1988.


This information was taken from:

http://www.thisdayinmusic.com

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