January 23rd: On this Day In Music History
|1956, Rock 'n' Roll fans in Cleveland aged under 18 were banned from dancing in public (unless accompanied by an adult), after Ohio Police introduced a law dating back to 1931.|
|1965, 'Downtown' made Petula Clark the first UK female singer to have a No.1 on the US singles chart since Vera Lynn in 1952. A No.2 hit in the UK.|
|1966, Stevie Wonder appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England.|
|1969, Working at Apple studios in London, The Beatles (with Billy Preston on keyboards) recorded ten takes of 'Get Back.'|
|1971, Steel Mill played their final show when they appeared at the Upstage Club, Asbury Park, New Jersey. Singer Bruce Springsteen formed new bands during the rest of the year known under such names as the Bruce Springsteen Jam, Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom, and finally the Bruce Springsteen Band.|
|1971, George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a No.1 when 'My Sweet Lord' went to the top of the UK single charts. The song from his 'All Things Must Pass' album stayed at No.1 for five weeks. The track returned to the top of the UK charts in 2002, following his death.|
|1971, Dawn started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Knock Three Times', the group's first No.1, also an UK No.1.|
|1974, Alvin Stardust made his first live appearance since changing his name from Shane Fenton.|
1976, The Sex Pistols played at Watford College, Watford, England. The first of 65 gigs for band in 1976.
1977, Patti Smith broke her vertebra when she fell off the stage at a gig in Tampa, Florida.