On This Day in Rock: March 23
In 2008 – Neil Aspinall, who ran the Apple Corps music empire for the Beatles from 1970 – 2007 died at a hospital in New York from cancer aged 66.
In 2004 – An album Paul Simon recorded in 1965 that has never saw the light of day in America gets its first official release there. “The Paul Simon Songbook,” previously only available as an import and long out-of-print even in that form, is released via Columbia/Legacy. The original 12-track album was recorded in the wake of the lukewarm response afforded Simon & Garfunkel’s 1964 debut, “Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.”
In 1985 – Billy Joel marries model Christie Brinkley. The couple splits nine years later.
In 1972 – Pink Floyd spend the first of eight days recording performances at Pompeii, Italy’s Roman amphitheater. The film was later released as “Pink Floyd At Pompeii”, and is one of the greatest-ever concert films (at least in KMZN DJ Bob Allen’s humble opinion).