Today In Music History – October 23rd

Marty Miller
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What are you doing right now, today, this very second??

In future years, will you be included in features like this one? Pick up your guitar, your pen, DO something to go down in music history… BUT don’t do what Mark Chapman did…

1962, 12 year old Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first single for Motown Records, ‘Thank You For Loving Me All The Way’

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1963, The Beatles completed the final session for their second album ‘With the Beatles’ recording ‘I Wanna Be Your Man.’ The group then drove to London airport for a flight to Stockholm, Sweden to start their first foreign tour. The Fab four were met at Stockholm airport by hundreds of girl fans that had taken the day of school.

1963, Bob Dylan recorded ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time.

1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their first single ‘Hey Joe’, at De Lane Lea studios in London.

1980, Mark David Chapman quit his security job and signed out for the last time.

Instead of the usual “Chappy” he wrote “John Lennon”.

1989, Nirvana played their first ever European show when they appeared at Newcastle’s Riverside Club in North East England

1993, Meat Loaf had his first UK No.1 with ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ (But I Won’t Do That’). It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks. A No.1 in twenty-eight countries and gave Meat Loaf his first US No.1 hit.

1995, Def Leppard gave themselves a place in the Guinness book Of World Records, by playing three gigs in three continents in 24 hours. Tangier, London and Vancouver.

Finally, today in 2005, Arctic Monkeys scored their first UK No.1 single with ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’, the Sheffield bands debut single.