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Today In Music: 23rd April

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We've learned some amazing facts researching Today In Music already... but nothing comes close to today's final snippet. Read on to find out what happened on April 23rd throughout musical history! 

1936: Roy Orbison, the American singer-songwriter known for hits such as "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Crying," was born in Vernon, Texas.


1960: Elvis Presley recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The song became one of his most popular ballads and was a chart-topping hit in both the US and the UK.


1971: The Rolling Stones released their album "Sticky Fingers," which featured hits such as "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses." The album is widely regarded as one of the band's best and a classic of the rock genre.


1976: The self-titled debut album by the Ramones was released, featuring Roberta Bayley’s legendary cover photo. The iconic image shows the band members lined up against a brick wall. The cover was later recognized as one of the greatest album covers of all time, ranked at No.58 on Rolling Stone's list.


1983: The album 'Let's Dance', produced by Nile Rodgers, propelled David Bowie to the top spot on the UK album chart for three weeks. The album's title track became a No.1 hit on both the US and UK singles charts.


1997: Paul Donavan, the owner of a club in the West Midlands, was fined over £2,000 for deceiving fans into believing that Peter Andre would be making an appearance at his venue. In reality, Donavan had booked an act called Peter Andrex, which involved a puppet throwing toilet rolls.

Words: Thomas Jackson

Header Image: Ramones by Michael Grecco