June 23 in music history
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On This Day, June 23 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 23 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 23 in 1951 -- Nat King Cole was at number one in the US with ‘Too Young’.

1962 -- Ray Charles topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fourth consecutive week with his rendition of Don Gibson‘s song ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’. The song also went to No.1 in Australia, Sweden, and the UK.

1966  – With ‘Paperback Writer’The Beatles went to number one on the UK singles chart. The song became a chart-topper in eight countries that year.

1973 -- Paul McCartney & Wings topped the US singles chart for the fourth and last consecutive week with ‘My Love’ on this day June 23 in music history.

1973 -- George Harrison went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with his fourth studio album ‘Living in the Material World’. The album became a chart-topper in Australia, Belgium, Canada, and Spain as well. In the UK it peaked at No.2.

1975 -- Alice Cooper fell of the stage while performing at a show in Vancouver, Canada and broke six ribs. He had to cancel the rest of his tour dates.

10 Fun Facts About Alice Cooper

1979  – With their sixth studio album ‘Breakfast in America’Supertramp went to number one in the US on this day June 23.

1984  – With ‘The Reflex’Duran Duran went to number one in the US on this day June 23 in music history. The song was a chart-topper in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK that year as well.

1990 -- Elton John went to number one on the UK singles chart with ‘Sacrifice’. It featured on this 22nd studio album ‘Sleeping with the Past’.

Elton John – Sacrifice

Elton John - Sacrifice

2007 T-Pain topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his second studio album ‘Epiphany’ on this day June 23.

2012 -- Carly Rae Jepsen went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Call Me Maybe’ and stayed on top for nine consecutive weeks. She topped the singles charts in 13 countries around the world with the song.

2012  – With her second studio album ’21’Adele went to number one in the US on this day June 23 in music history. It was an international hit and it topped the albums charts in over 30 countries around the world.

2013  – American blues singer Robby Calvin Bland also known professionally as Bobby Blue Bland died on this day at the age of 83.

2018  – The Dave Matthews Band topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their ninth studio album ‘Come Tomorrow’.

2019  – American bandleader, composer, arranger and producer David “Dave” Bartholomew died on this day June 23, aged 100.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 23 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1929  – American singer and songwriter June Carter Cash was born on this day June 23 in Maces Spring, Virginia. Best known as a member of the Carter Family and for winning five Grammy Awards. She’s also the second wife of singer Johnny Cash.

1937  – American rock and roll guitarist Niki Sullivan was born in South Gate, California. He rose to fame as a founding member of the Buddy Holly backing band The Crickets.

1940  – English singer and actor Terence Wright also known professionally as Adam Faith was born on this day June 23 in music history. He rose to fame with chart-topping hits such as ‘Poor Me’ and ‘What Do You Want’.

1940  – American funk, R&B and soul musician James “Jimmy” Castor was born in Manhattan, New York. Best known for his 1972 hit song ‘Troglodyte (Cave Man)’.

1940  – Scottish musician and painter Stuart Sutcliffe was born on this day June 23 in Edinburgh. Best known as the original bassist of The Beatles.

1941  – Singer-songwriter and lyricist Robert Hunter was born on this day in Arroyo Grande, California. Best known as a member of the rock band Grateful Dead.

1944  – Founding member and lead singer of The OrlonsRosetta HIghtower was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1962  – American musician Steven Shelly was born on this day June 23 in Midland, Michigan. Best known for playing drums with the alt rock band Sonic Youth.

1973  – American keyboard and guitar player Carter Albrecht was born on this day June 23 in music history. Best known for playing with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.

1977  – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jason Mraz was born on this day in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

1980  – British singer and dancer Jessica Taylor Pietersen was born in Preston, England. She rose to fame as a member of the pop group Liberty X.

1981  – Founding member of the boy band BlueAntony Costa was born on this day in Burnt Oak, England.

1984  – Welsh singer and songwriter Anne Duffy was born on this day June 23 in Bangor, Wales. She rose to fame with her debut album ‘Rockferry’ and its chart-topping single ‘Mercy’.

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