April 23, 2003 – Twisted Sister announce their reformation for their first tour in 16 years. The following month they kick off the tour on USO military bases in South Korea.
April 23, 1963 – Bob Dylan performs his first major solo concert in New York City.
Classic Rock Birthdays
April 23, 1960 – Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)
April 23, 1947 – Glenn Cornick, bassist (Jethro Tull) (d. 2014)
April 23, 1936 – Roy Orbison, singer (d. 1988)
April 23, 1967 – Brent Muscat, guitarist (Faster Pussycat)
April 23, 1968 – Stan Frazier, drummer (Sugar Ray)
April 23, 1991 – Johnny Thunders (born John Anthony Genzale Jr.), guitarist and singer of the New York Dolls, dies in New Orleans. He was 38. He allegedly dies from a drug overdose, but there are mysterious circumstances surrounding his death that may involve foul play.
April 23, 2011 – Norio Ohga, former President and Chairman of Sony, dies in Tokyo. He was 81. Ohga was credited with spurring the development of the compact disc.