Events in Music on February 23

  • 1792 Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G premieres
  • 1957 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances

Music History

1963 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in "La traviata"

TV Show Appearance

1964 The Beatles' 3rd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", featuring 3 performances taped on February 9, prior to their debut

Music History

1971 George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year

  • 1978 20th Grammy Awards: "Hotel California"; Fleetwood Mac; Debbie Boone win
  • 1979 "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • 1979 George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album, featuring the single "Blow Away"
  • 1981 People magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips
  • 1983 25th Grammy Awards: "Roxanna"and "Toto IV"; Men at Work win
  • 1990 “Hold On” single released by En Vogue (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)
  • 1995 "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

Album Release

1999 Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

Grammy Awards

2003 45th Grammy Awards: "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones wins