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Today In Rock: April 23

1936

Roy Orbison was born.

1949

Ivory Joe Hunter releases three singles on King Records: "Waiting In Vain" (R&B #5), "Guess Who" (R&B #2) and "Jealous Heart" (R&B #2).

1949

"Tell Me So," by the Orioles, enters the R&B chart. It will be their second #1 hit in less than a year.

1966

The Isley Brothers hit #12 with "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)".

1975

'Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie Together in Concert,' a live collaboration between two generations of folk-music legends, is released. It will be followed by another, 'Precious Friends,' in 1982.

1977

Sweet Forgiveness enters the album chart. It yields a minor hit (Bonnie Raitt's first) with her cover of Del Shannon's "Runaway," and rises to #25. It is her first gold record and remains her best-selling album until Nick of Time.

1983

Spandau Ballet hits #1 in the UK with "True".

1983

Kajagoogoo hits #5 in the US with "Too Shy".

1983

Human League hits #2 in the UK with "(Keep Feeling) Fascination".

1994

Pink Floyd release 'The Division Bell,' the fourth #1 album of their career. The ensuing live album 'Pulse,' which appears a year later, will become the fifth.

1994

"Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen's contribution to the film AIDS-themed film 'Philadelphia', becomes his first Top Ten hit since "Tunnel of Love" in 1987.

1994

Oasis' first hit "Supersonic" reaches #31.