October 23 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1963, The Beatles finished the last session for their second album, "With the Beatles," recording "I Wanna Be Your Man." The band then traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to start their first foreign tour. When they landed, they were met by hundreds of screaming girls that had ditched school.
In 1963, Bob Dylan recorded "The Times They Are A-Changin" at Columbia Recording Studios. He wrote the song to intentionally create an anthem of change for the time. In January 1984, Steve Jobs recited the second verse of the song during his opening of the annual Apple Shareholders Meeting, where he famously unveiled the Macintosh personal computer.
In 1965 on this day, The Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn!" was released in the U.S., where it became their second #1 and final Top 10 entry. Almost the whole song, except for the last line (I swear it's not too late), came entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible and was set to music by Pete Seeger in 1959.
In 1969, Columbia Records stated that they would take legal action to stop the sales of a popular bootleg of unreleased Bob Dylan music called Great White Wonder.
In 1976, Led Zeppelin made their U.S. TV debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, performing "Black Dog" and "Dazed And Confused."
And in 1989, George Harrison released his "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album.