On This Day in Music for June 23

Events in Music

  • 1902 Monument to composer Gioachino Rossini unveiled in Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
  • 1956 "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
  • 1962 Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Subways Are For Sleeping" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 205 performances
  • 1970 Rocker and singer Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
  • 1973 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1973 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
  • 1975 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
  • 1979 "My Sharona" single released by The Knack
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Weddings in Music

  • 1967 British bassist John Entwistle (22) of rock group Who weds Alison Wise

Divorces in Music

  • 1976 American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson (34) divorces 2nd wife Diane Clatworthy (28), after 6-1/2 years of marriage
  • 2016 Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years

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Musicians Who Died on Jun 23

  • 1771 Jean-Claude Trial, French composer, dies at 38
  • 1801 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1817 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, dies at 63
  • 1833 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer, dies at 73
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