Events in Music on August 23

  • 1958 Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
  • 1963 Beatles release single "She Loves You" in the UK
  • 1968 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement (temporarily).
  • 1975 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
  • 1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
  • 1986 "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances

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1994 Jeff Buckley releases his album "Grace", featuring his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

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2018 Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet