Events in Music on September 23

  • 1945 First Cavalcade of Jazz outdoor concert held at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles with Count Basie, Valaida Snow and others

Music History

1952 "Kaw-Liga" single recorded by Hank Williams

#1 in the Charts

1957 "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly and The Crickets reaches #1 in the US

Music History

1969 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

Music Premiere

1974 Revival of Jules Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 120 performances, Angela Lansbury wins Tony Award for her role as Mama Rose

Music Single

1974 John Lennon's single "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night", featuring Elton John, released in US; it was Lennon's only solo No. 1 single during his lifetime

  • 1977 "I Just Fall in Love Again" single released by The Carpenters

Music Concert

1980 Reggae legend Bob Marley's final concert at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1982 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances

Album Release

1982 Columbia Records releases "The Nylon Curtain", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's eighth studio album

  • 1992 Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • 1993 "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh

Music Awards

1998 32nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win

Album Release

2016 Shawn Mendes releases his album "Illuminate", debuts at No. 1 US Billboard 200