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This Day in Music History: January 23rd
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2004: Jethro Tull keyboardist David Palmer announced that he had undergone a sex change & now goes by the name Dee.


2000: Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson gave birth to twin boys, William James Crowe & Curtis Wilson Crowe. These were her first two children with husband Cameron Crowe.


1990: Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins died of complications from pneumonia in Jacksonville, FL. He was 37 years old.


1988: George Harrison peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Cloud Nine which was Harrison’s sixth and final top ten album as a solo artist in the U.S.


1988: Nirvana recorded a ten song demo at Reciprocal Studios in Seattle produced by legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino. Sub Pop Records boss Jonathan Poneman heard the demo & offered to put out a Nirvana single. They accepted the offer. 


1982: The Allman Brothers Band made their first and only appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Midnight Rider”, “Southbound” and “One Way Out”.


1982: Stevie Nicks and Don Henley peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their duet “Leather and Lace”.


1977: Patti Smith broke vertebrae in her neck as she fell off stage during a concert in Tampa opening for Bob Seger. Smith also needed 22 stitches.


1973: Neil Young was handed a piece of paper during a concert at Madison Square Garden & read the message that a peace accord had been reached in Vietnam.


Birthdays:
Danny Federici-organist for the E Street Band born in 1950
Robin Zander-singer & guitarist for Cheap Trick born in 1953


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