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Today in Rock: June 23

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: June 23
Today in Rock: June 23
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Bobby 'Blue' Bland
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1929 and 2013.

On this day in 1929 future songstress June Carter Cash is born in Maces Spring, Virginia.

On this day in 1940 Stu Sutcliffe, future first bassist for The Beatles, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On this day in 1944 Rosetta Hightower, future lead singer for The Orlons, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On this day in 1951 Nat "King" Cole's "Too Young" hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1963 Del Shannon's cover of The Beatles' "From Me to You" hits the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100, thus becoming the first Lennon-McCartney composition to ever make the US charts.

On this day in 1970 Ringo Starr records “Beaucoups Of Blues.”

On this day in 1973 George Harrison's LP Living In The Material World hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1975 Jefferson Starship releases the LP Red Octopus.

On this day in 1976 Paul McCartney wraps up the Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles.

On this day in 1979 Supertramp's LP Breakfast In America hits number one in the US. Also on this day The Charlie Daniels Band releases “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”

On this day in 1987 16-year-old Tiffany starts her Mall Tour at Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey, performing (what by November will be he number one hit,) "I Think We're Alone Now."

On this day in 2000 Michael Jackson is sued by a German promoter for $21 million after the singer cancels two once-in-a-lifetime millennial New Year's concerts.

On this day in 2004 St. Andrews University in Scotland presents Bob Dylan with an honorary doctorate in Music.

On this day in 2013 singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at the age of 83.

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