Events in Music on June 23

Music History

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

Music History

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

Music History

1975 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

  • 1979 "My Sharona" single released by The Knack
  • 1981 "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances

Music History

1990 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home

Music Recording

1991 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"

Glastonbury Festival

1995 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley

  • 1996 "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances

Glastonbury Festival

2000 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Chemical Brothers, Travis, and David Bowie headline; other performers include G. Love & Special Sauce, David Gray, Willie Nelson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Macy Gray

Music History

2004 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

Glastonbury Festival

2010 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Gorillaz, Muse, and Stevie Wonder headline; other performers include Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg; Shakira, Willie Nelson, Ray Davies and The Pet Shop Boys

  • 2016 Los Angeles court decision clears Led Zeppelin of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit

Music History

2021 Britney Spears requests a judge end her court-ordered conservatorship, states "I think this conservatorship is abusive. I don't think I can live a full life"

Music History

2022 Singer-songwriter Paul Simon makes his Newport Folk Festival debut, joining headliner Nathaniel Rateliff for four songs at the end of his set tributing the songwriter