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Jefferson Airplane is barred and a stamp for Freddie in Today’s Rock History!

MAY 23RD IS THE 143RD DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS LUCKY PENNY DAY, NATIONAL TAFFY DAY, WORLD CROHN’S AND COLITIS DAY AND WORLD TURTLE DAY.

1977

Jefferson Airplane are barred from giving a free concert at Golden Gate Park when San Francisco authorities pass a resolution banning electronic instruments. The group later wrote “We Built this City” about the ban.

1979

Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” goes Platinum. The song was the rallying call for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who will go on to win the 1979 World Series in October.

1987

Twelve former members of The Doobie Brothers reunited for a charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show raised $350,000 for Vietnam veterans, about two-thousand of whom attended the show for free.

1999

The UK’s Royal Mail issued a 19p stamp featuring Freddie Mercury to mark his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985.

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