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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.

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


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