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Today In Rock: May 23

1943

Queen record label is formed in Cincinnati, Ohio by Syd Nathan.

1944

Tiki Fulwood was born.

1949

Ivory Joe Hunter hits #2 on the R&B chart with "Guess Who".

1961

Travelin' Man (Ricky Nelson) was a hit.

1964

The Impressions hit #14 with "I'm So Proud".

1965

Help Me, Rhonda (The Beach Boys) was a hit.

1967

"See Emily Play," Pink Floyd's enchanting second single, is recorded. It reaches #6 on the British charts.

1970

El Chicano hits #28 with "Viva Tirado - Part 1".

1971

Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones) was a hit.

1976

Love Hangover (Diana Ross) was a hit.

1978

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kick off their first major arena tour in Buffalo, New York. It ends seven months and 109 cities later in Cleveland on January 1, 1979.

1987

"You Can Call Me Al," by Paul Simon, peaks at #23. It is his last Top Forty hit to date.

1992

Future Sound of London hits #22 in the UK with "Papua New Guinea".

1995

Jerry Lee Lewis releases his first rock and roll album of the Nineties, Young Blood, calling it "my best album ever!"