This Day in Music History: June 23rd

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2004: Bob Dylan was awarded with an honorary doctorate in music at St. Andrews University in Scotland.


2000: Neil Young & Joni Mitchell were among the inductees honored with stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto.


2000: The Experience Music Project museum opened in Seattle, WA. The museum was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.


1995: Bon Jovi and Van Halen began a three night stand at London’s Wembley Stadium.


1990: Billy Idol peaked at number eleven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his fourth studio album Charmed Life which went on to be certified Platinum in the U.S.


1977: Keith Moon joined Led Zeppelin onstage at the Los Angeles Forum to jam on “Moby Dick” and “Rock and Roll”.


1975: Alice Cooper fell from the stage & broke six ribs at the PNE Coliseum in Vancouver on his Welcome to My Nightmare tour.


1974: The first World Series of Rock took place at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. The bill included The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm, Lynyrd Skynyrd & REO Speedwagon.


1973: George Harrison reached number on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second time with Living in the Material World which spent five weeks on top of the chart.


Birthdays:
Stuart Sutcliffe-original bassist for The Beatles born in 1940
Robert Hunter-lyricist for the Grateful Dead born in 1941


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