Music History for

April 23


1623 - Composer Jan Adam Reincken was born.

1772 - Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote "La Marseillaise." It is the national anthem of France.

1953 - Leontyne Price sang Sauguet's "La Voyante" at the Metropolitan Opera.

1965 - The Rolling Stones began their third North American tour with a show at the Forum in Montreal.

1971 - The Rolling Stones album "Sticky Fingers" was released. It was the band's first release on the band's newly-formed label, Rolling Stones Records.

1975 - Peter Ham (Badfinger) hung himself in his London garage at the age of 27.

1976 - The Rolling Stones album "Black and Blue" was released.

1978 - Sid Vicious filmed his rendition of Paul Anka's "My Way" for the Sex Pistols' film "The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle."

1981 - Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins reunited in Stuttgart, Germany and recorded "The Survivors."

1985 - The "We Are the World" album was released.

1985 - Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera "Another World". He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

1987 - Carole King sued record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract. King asked $400,000 in royalties the rights to her old recordings.

1988 - Prince released the song "Alphabet St."

1997 - The Four Tops received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.