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Jul 23 1935
Cleve Duncan, who will become the lead singer of doo-wop stars The Penguins, is born in Los Angeles, California. (1935)

Jul 23 1947
David Albert Cook is born in Plaistow, London, UK. He will find success as pop singer David Essex in the 1970s. (1947)

Jul 23 1950
Frank Sinatra plays the last night of a two-week season at The Palladium, London. (1950)

Jul 23 1955
Razzle Dazzle by Bill Haley and His Comets enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No15. (1955)

Jul 23 1957
A riot breaks out during a Fats Domino show in the Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas. (1957)

Jul 23 1965
The Beatles release a new single, Help!/I'm Down, in the UK on Parlophone Records . (1965)

Jul 23 1968
The Jackson Five arrive in Detroit, Michigan, to audition for Motown Records. (1968)

Jul 23 1969
Si Tu Dois Partir, the only hit single by Fairport Convention, enters the UK singles chart and will peak at No21 during a nine-week run. The song is a French-language version of Bob Dylan's If You Gotta Go, Go Now. (1969)

Jul 23 1973
Led Zeppelin play at the Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. On the same day, Sparks play at The Marquee Club, London, supported by Queen. (1973)

Jul 23 1979
The Ayatollah Khomeini tells a mass gathering of his subjects in Teheran that, ?Music is no different from opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes people think of nothing but music and sensual matters ? Music is a treason to our country, a treason to our youth, and we should cut out all this music and replace it with something instructive.? (1979)

Jul 23 1980
Former The Grateful Dead pianist Keith Godchaux dies from injuries sustained in a car crash two days earlier in Marin County, California. (1980)

Jul 23 1985
Debbie Harry of Blondie and famed pop artist Andy Warhol, take part in a promotional stunt to launch the new Commodore Amiga 1000 computer at the Lincoln Center, New York City. To demonstrate the capabilities of the computer, Warhol paints a portrait of Debbie using a computer program called Graphicraft. On the same day, Kurt Cobain, not yet a member of Nirvana, is arrested for vandalism in his home town of Aberdeen, Washington, when he is caught writing "Ain'T goT no how waTchamacalliT" on the wall of the Seafirst Bank Building. (1985)

Jul 23 1991
Whitney Houston performs at Madison Square Garden, New York City. After the concert, in the Grolier Club, she is given a plaque recognising seven million world-wide sales of her album I?m Your Baby Tonight. (1991)

Jul 23 1995
Guns N'Roses drummer Dizzy Reed is sentenced to 40 hours community service after Los Angeles, California, cops arrest him for drink driving. (1995)

Jul 23 2001
Richie Lee, vocalist with Acetone, is found dead at home in Los Angeles, California, having committed suicide aged 34. (2001)

Jul 23 2007
Wilco release a new single, Either Way, on Nonesuch Records, in the UK. (2007)

Jul 23 2009
Beyonce's I Am... tour is ranked by Billboard's Hot Tour rankings chart as the current No1 live concert attraction with reported grosses topping $36m since the tour began. On this day, the tour plays at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. (2009)

Jul 23 2010
The Kings Of Leon abandon a live show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, when a flock of seagulls persistently bombards the band with bird-droppings. (2010)

Jul 23 2011
Multiple Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse is found dead at her flat in Camden, London, UK. (2011)

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