On This Day in Music for August 23

Events in Music

  • 1947 US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
  • 1952 Kitty Wells becomes 1st woman to reach #1 on Billboard Country chart with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"; stays at top for 15 weeks [1]
  • 1958 "Musical Marie" Ashton completes playing piano at the Plaza-Central cinema in England - a female record 133 hours
  • 1963 Beatles release single "She Loves You" in the UK
  • 1966 The Beatles' last concert in Queens, New York City at Shea Stadium before a crowd of 45,000, and 11,000 unsold seats
  • 1968 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement (temporarily).
  • 1974 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
  • 1975 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack, dies for good in 1976
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Weddings in Music

  • 1962 British "Beatles" musician John Lennon (21) weds Cynthia Powell (22); divorce in 1968
  • 1989 "The Cars" lead singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek (40) weds model Paulina Porizkova (24)
  • 2010 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 23

  • 1723 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer, organist and singer, dies at 64
  • 1777 Giuseppe Sellitto, Italian opera composer (Nitocri), dies at 77
  • 1802 Corona Schröter, German singer. and composer, dies at 51
  • 1825 Amos Bull, American hymn composer, dies at 81
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