23 February

Pick a Day

23 FEBRUARY

In Music History

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1983 Alabama wins a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Mountain Music."

1979 Dire Straits begin their first North American tour with a show at the Paradise Theater in Boston.

1978 The Police sign with A&M Records.

1977 A federal jury rules that The Isley Brothers recorded "It's Your Thing" after leaving Motown Records and the label is not entitled to royalties.

1973 Lars-Olof Johansson of The Cardigans is born in Sweden.

1970 Ringo Starr guests on Laugh In, making his first solo TV appearance.

1970 The Doors' Morrison Hotel is certified as the band's fifth consecutive Gold album.

1964 For the third week in a row, The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1962 Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton is born San Francisco.

1955 Howard Jones is born in Southampton, England.

1952 Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford is born in Winchester, Massachusetts.

1948 Sweet bass player Steve Priest is born in Middlesex, England.

1946 Poco steel guitar player Rusty Young is born in Long Beach, California.

1944 Johnny Winter is born in Beaumont, Texas.

1934 English composer Sir Edward Elgar dies of colorectal cancer aged 76.

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