Music History for

September 23


1923 - "720 in the Books" was recorded by Jan Savitt and his Orchestra.

1952 - Hank Williams did his last recording session.

1956 - Micky Dolenz began his television career in NBC's "Circus Boy" series. He later became a member of the Monkees.

1966 - The song "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?" was released by The Rolling Stones in the U.S. and U.K.

1967 - "People Are Strange" was released by the Doors.

1969 - It was reported by "The London Daily Mirror" that Paul McCartney was dead. It was the first time the rumor was printed.

1974 - Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) died of a heroin overdose at the age of 24.

1980 - Philip Anglim was replaced by David Bowie in the play "The Elephant Man" in New York City, NY.

1986 - An anti-crack rally was headlined by James Brown, Freddie Jackson, and Melba Moore at New York's Plaza Hotel.

1980 - David Bowie made his acting debut in the Broadway show "The Elephant Man". He performed the role until January 3, 1981.

1980 - Bob Marley performed his last show in Pittsburgh, PA. He died seven months later of cancer.

1996 - In Sweden, Agnetha Faltskog (Abba) published her autobiography "As I Am."

1997 - MCA Records reissued Average White Band's label debut "Show Your Hand" as part of the band's 25th anniversary.

1997 - The album "Falling Into Infinity" was released by Dream Theater.

1997 - Elektra Entertainment released "The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne."

1997 - Elton John's single "Candle in the Wind 1997" was released in the U.S.

1998 - The first Lilith Fair concert outside North America took place at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1999 - Shirley Manson (Garbage) unveiled her own line of lip gloss.

1999 - Coolio appeared on TV's "Judge Joe" to settle a financial dispute with his backing band the Wyld Bunch. The judge ruled the band was due $4,000 in unpaid earnings.

2003 - The Outkast album "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" was released.