On This Day in Music for September 23

Events in Music

  • 1945 First Cavalcade of Jazz outdoor concert held at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles with Count Basie, Valaida Snow and others
  • 1952 "Kaw-Liga" single recorded by Hank Williams
  • 1957 "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly and The Crickets reaches #1 in the US
  • 1969 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
  • 1974 John Lennon's single "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night", featuring Elton John, released in US; it was Lennon's only solo No. 1 single during his lifetime
  • 1977 "I Just Fall in Love Again" single released by The Carpenters
  • 1980 Reggae legend Bob Marley's final concert at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1982 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1996 Oscar-nominated actor of "The Buddy Holly Story" Gary Busey (52) weds former stuntwoman from Dallas Tiani Warden (29) at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas
  • 2012 Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (40) weds singer-songwriter Cheryl Moana Marie at a private Anini Beach estate on the island of Kauai

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 23

  • 1694 Francesco Passarini, Italian composer, dies at 57
  • 1700 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1797 Johann Georg Roser, Austrian composer, dies at 57
  • 1835 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), dies at 33
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