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Today in Rock: May 23

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1945 and 2006.

On this day in 1945 future singer-songwriter/musician and performing partner of Jack Blanchard Misty Morgan is born in Buffalo, New York.

On this day in 1960 The Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" hits number one (for the first of five weeks) in the US.

On this day in 1964 The Beach Boys score their first number one “I Get Around.” Also on this day Ella Fitzgerald's cover of The Beatles' “Can't Buy Me Love” enters the UK charts, making her the first outside artist to have a hit with a Beatles song.

On this day in 1965 The Beach Boys' “Help Me, Rhonda” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles release “Paperback Writer” b/w “Rain” in the US. Also on this day The Doors play their first show. The gig is at The Whiskey A-Go-Go in West Hollywood (where they would become the house band for a while).

On this day in 1967 Pink Floyd records “See Emily Play”.

On this day in 1969 The Who's rock opera Tommy is released.

On this day in 1970 Paul McCartney's platter McCartney hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1974 future singer-songwriter/guitarist Jewel (Jewel Kilcher) is born in Payson, Utah. (She will be raised in Homer, Alaska.)

On this day in 1979 Sister Sledge's “We Are Family” is certified platinum. On this day in 1992 : Freddie Mercury's will bequeaths the bulk of the deceased Queen singer's $17 million estate to his longtime companion, Mary Austin.

On this day in 2006 Clifford Antone, the founder of the Austin blues club and independent record label and mentor to Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan dies at the age of 56.


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