BORN ON JUNE 23
1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter and actress (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 2003)
1937 – Niki Sullivan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Crickets) (d. 2004)
1944 – Rosetta Hightower, American singer (The Orlons)
1948 – Myles Goodwyn, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist (April Wine)
1948 – Luther Kent, American blues singer (Luther Kent & Trick Bag)
1952 – Anthony Jackson, American jazz fusion bass player
1955 – Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter and producer (Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig)
1962 – Steve Shelley, American drummer (The Crucifucks, Sonic Youth, Dim Stars, and Disappears)
1975 – KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
DIED ON JUNE 23
2009 – Raymond Berthiaume, Canadian jazz singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1931)
2013 – Bobby Bland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
EVENTS ON JUNE 23
1962 – Ray Charles started a 14-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music’
1967 – John Entwistle of The Who marries his first wife, childhood sweetheart Alison Wise.
1970 – Chubby Checker and three passengers are arrested in Niagara Falls after police discover marijuana and other, unidentified capsules in the rocker’s car.
1973 – George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Living In The Material World’, his second US No.1. His third studio solo album was the follow-up to 1970’s acclaimed All Things Must Pass and his massive charity project, The Concert For Bangladesh
1975 – Alice Cooper falls off the stage during his Welcome To My Nightmare tour stop in Vancouver, breaking six ribs in the process.
1977 – Who drummer Keith Moon joins Led Zeppelin onstage in Los Angeles for rousing versions of “Rock And Roll” and a drum duet on “Moby Dick,” both pounded out on tympani.
1990 – Actor Gary Busey, best-known for his lead role in the controversial 1978 biopic The Buddy Holly Story, purchases one of Buddy’s guitars, complete with tooled leather case made by the rocker, in auction for approximately $240,000.
2010 – Then 62-year-old Gregg Allman underwent a successful liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Allman had begun a series of treatments for Hepatitis C, but chronic damage of his liver led doctors to recommend a transplant. In a statement to the press, Allman said “I changed my ways years ago, but we can’t turn back time. Every day is a gift.”