23 October

Pick a Day

23 OCTOBER

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2019 Coldplay reveal the tracklist for their upcoming album Everyday Life with a small classified ad on page 31 of the North Wales Daily Post.

2016 Dead Or Alive lead singer Pete Burns dies of a heart attack at age 57. Known for the 1985 hit "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)," Burns estimated that he had 300 plastic surgeries in his lifetime.

2014 English rocker Alvin Stardust dies at age 72 after a battle with prostate cancer.

2014 Jeanne Black, known for the 1960 hit "He'll Have To Stay," dies two days before her 77th birthday.

2010 Buffalo Springfield reunite after a 43-year stage absence for Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Other acts on the roster include Jackson Browne, Elton John, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson (subbing for an ailing Merle Haggard), and Bridge veterans Pearl Jam.

2007 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's Raising Sand debuts at #2 in America.

2007 Exodus release their eighth studio album, The Atrocity Exhibition...Exhibit A.

2005 Rapper Cam'ron is shot during an early morning carjacking attempt in Washington, D.C. 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.

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.

2002 Kanye West, recently signed to Roc-a-Fella Records, falls asleep at the wheel and crashes his car into an oncoming vehicle. His jaw is shattered, inspiring his song "Through The Wire," which he records with his jaw wired shut. The song appears on his debut album, The College Dropout, in 2004.

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

2002 Lyricist Adolph Green dies in New York City age 87.

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

2001 Bush release Golden State, a commercially disappointing album. The group goes on hiatus in 2002, returning with the album The Sea of Memories in 2011.

2000 Heather Kinley of The Kinleys hosts the K-9 Classic Charity Golf Tournament at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee, outside Nashville. The event benefits ACT Now (Animal Care Taskforce of Nashville, Inc.) and their programs.

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"Weird Al" Yankovic Is Born

1959

"Weird Al" Yankovic is born Alfred Matthew Yankovic in Downey, California, and raised in Lynwood.

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