Music History for

May 23


1794 - Composer Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles was born.

1912 - Composer Jean Francaix was born.

1940 - "I'll Never Smile Again" was recorded by Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey and the Pied Pipers.

1960 - The Everly Brothers recorded "Cathy's Clown."

1964 - Ella Fitzgerald's cover of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #34 in the U.K. She was the first artist to chart in the U.K. with a Beatles cover.
Today in Beatles History

1969 - The Who released the album "Tommy" in the U.K.

1970 - The Grateful Dead played its first British concert at the Hollywood Rock Festival. It was also their first show outside of the U.S.

1971 - Iron Butterfly broke up.

1975 - Elton Johnís "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" album was released in the U.K. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release.

1979 - KISS released the album "Dynasty."

1979 - "The Kids Are Alright," Jeff Stein's documentary compilation of film clips detailing the history of The Who debuted in New York.

1979 - Tom Petty filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

1998 - A Hanson concert sold out in less than 20 minutes in the Detroit market for a June 29 show at the Pine Knob Amphitheatre.

2000 - The Eminem album "The Marshall Mathers LP" was released.