Events in Music on August 23

  • 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).

Music History

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
  • 1986 Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse's musical "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC, after 4 performances; nominated for 6 Tony Awrads

Album Release

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

Music History

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

#1 in the Charts

2022 Nicki Minaj's single "Super Freaky Girl" debuts at #1; first female rapper to do so since Lauren Hill in 1998 with "Doo Wop (That Thing)" [1]