Music History for

October 23

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1941 - "Clarinet a la King" was recorded by Benny Goodman and his orchestra.

1962 - Steveland Morris Judkins, later known as Little Stevie Wonder, at the age of 12 recorded his first single. The song was "Thank you for Loving Me All the Way."

1972 - The musical "Pippin" premiered at the Imperial Theater on Broadway.

1978 - Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious attempted to commit suicide while awaiting trial for killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.


1978 - CBS Records raised the price of vinyl records by one dollar to $8.98.

1995 - In Houston, TX, a jury convicted Yolanda Saldivar of the murder of Selena.

1995 - Tone-Loc was ordered to take an anger management class after fighting with a pizza delivery person.

1997 - The musical "Triumph of Love" opened at the Royale Theatre.

1998 - Eddie Nichols (Royal Crown Revue) was arrested in Toledo, OH, for allegedly hitting a sheriff in a diner. Nichols was charged with a felony and held without bail over the weekend.

2001 - Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player called the iPod.

2005 - In Chicago, IL, Lou Rawls gave his last performance when he performed the national anthem of the United States to start Game Two of the 2005 World Series.

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