On This Day

Events in Music on June 23

  • 1902 Monument to composer Gioacchino Rossini unveiled in Santa Croce, Florence
  • 1956 "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
  • 1962 "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 performances

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1970 Rocker and singer Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker
  • 1973 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1973 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances

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

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

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1991 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1996 "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances

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

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 2016 Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit in a Los Angeles court