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Oct 23 1929
The Bently Boys record Down On Penny?s Farm, in Johnson City, Tennessee, for Columbia Records. Bob Dylan will adapt this song, using it as the basis of Maggie?s Farm. (1929)

Oct 23 1962
The Mammoth Star Show of 1962, starring Billy Fury supported by Marty Wilde, The Karl Denver Trio, Joe Brown And The Bruvvers, Mike Sarne, Mark Wynter, Jimmy Justice and Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers plays at The Gaumont, Bradford, UK. The show is promoted by impresario Larry Parnes. (1962)

Oct 23 1965
The Kinks spend the first of eight days recording tracks for their album The Kink Kontroversy in Pye Studios, London. (1965)

Oct 23 1970
It is announced that the next George Harrison single will be entitled My Sweet Lord. (1970)

Oct 23 1971
Isaac Hayes enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Theme From Shaft, which will peak at No1. (1971)

Oct 23 1972
UK hard-rock quartet Free record Common Mortal Man at Island Studios, London, UK. (1972)

Oct 23 1972
Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens reaches No1 in the Kent Music Report Australian Albums Chart. (1972)

Oct 23 1998
Former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown is jailed for four months for having threatened the captain and a flight attendant on British Airways flight BA 1611 from Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris, France, to London, UK, earlier in the year. (1998)

Oct 23 2002
Kanye West is involved in a serious car crash near the W Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, while driving home from a recording studio. The incident, in which West's jaw is broken, will provide inspiration for his debut single, Through The Wire. (2002)

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