23 July

Pick a Day


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1968 The Jackson 5 audition for Motown Records, with 9-year-old Michael singing lead and doing some sweet dance moves on James Brown's "I Got The Feelin'." The label signs them three days later.More

1966 Frank Sinatra's Strangers In The Night album hits #1 in America.

1965 Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, England. He moves to Los Angeles in 1976.

1964 Nick Menza (drummer for Megadeth) is born in Munich, Germany. He is the son of jazz saxophonist Don Menza.

1964 Tim Kellett (of Simply Red) is born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.

1963 Canadian high school student Neil Young and his band, the Squires, visit a Winnipeg studio to record their first single, a surf instrumental called "The Sultan."

1961 Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is born in Essex, England.

1954 Marisa DeFranco (of The DeFranco Family) is born in Ontario, Canada.

1952 Jazz singer Janis Siegel (of The Manhattan Transfer) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1951 Rosemary Clooney's "Come On A My House" hits #1 in America.

1950 Blair Thornton (guitarist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1948 John Hall (founder of Orleans) is born in Baltimore, Maryland, but grows up in Elmira, New York.

1947 David Essex is born David Albert Cook in London. Known in America for his hit "Rock On," he is far more successful in the UK, where he lands 19 Top 40 hits and acts in a number of big musicals, including the London production of Evita.

1946 English multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay (of Roxy Music) is born in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

1944 Dino Danelli (drummer for The Young Rascals) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Amy Winehouse Dies At 27


Amy Winehouse dies in London of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.

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