Music History for

January 23

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1753 - Composer Muzio Clementi was born.

1878 - Composer Rutland Boughton was born.

1941 - Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded "Moonglow."

1977 - Patti Smith fell off the stage in Tampa, FL. She required 22 stitches and broke several neck vertebrae.

1978 - Terry Kath (Chicago) died after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a pistol he didn't know was loaded. He was 32 years old.

1978 - Vic Ames (Ames Brothers) died in an auto accident.

1979 - Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) and his wife Marilyn were divorced.

1980 - Prince's single "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" was released.

1986 - The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was held in New York City.

1988 - Nirvana recorded a ten song demo tape with producer Jack Endino. The Melvin's Dale Crover was on drums.

1989 - James Brown was sentenced in Georgia to 6 years in jail in connection with a police chase through two states.

1990 - Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) died from chronic pneumonia.

1995 - Courtney Love appeared in Australian court on charges of abusing a flight attendant. She admitted to responding with an obscenity when a Quantas flight attendant told her to take her feet down from the airplane cabin wall. Love's sentence was one month of good behavior.

1996 - The City Council in Johnson City, TN, withdrew their permission for White Zombie to hold a show there.

1997 - The movie "Spice World" was released in the United States.

2002 - EMI announced that it would pay Mariah Carey $28 million to end their association which was planned to last for several albums estimated at $100 million.

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