May 23, 1969 – The Who release their fourth album Tommy, which is a double album and is the first album to be billed as a rock opera. It goes on to sell over two million copies in the U.S.
May 23, 2010 – Bret Michaels of Poison is announced the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice, season 9. He wins $250,000 for his charity, the American Diabetes Association.
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Classic Rock Birthdays
May 23, 1953 – Rick Fenn, guitar (10cc)
May 23, 1947 – Bill Hunt, horns, keyboards (Electric Light Orchestra)
May 23, 1934 – Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesizer (d. 2005)
May 23, 1946 – Daniel Klein, bass (J. Geils Band)
May 23, 1967 – Philip James Selway, drums (Radiohead)
May 23, 1970 – Matt Flynn, drums (Maroon 5)
May 23, 1974 – Jewel Kilcher, vocals, guitar
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