Music History: September 23rd:
2008 Tom Delonge of Angels & Airwaves joins Rivers Cuomo on stage to sing "Undone - The Sweater Song" as Weezer opens their "Troublemaker" tour in Lowell, Massachusetts.
2007 Lionel Richie appears on The Simpsons in the episode "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs."
2004 Country singer Roy Drusky, known for the 1965 chart-topping duet "Yes Mr. Peters" with Priscilla Mitchell, dies of complications from lung cancer at age 74.
2000 Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards.
1998 Elvis Presley, once rejected by the Grand Old Opry, is posthumously inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame.
1998 The first ever Lilith Fair concert outside North America takes place at London's Royal Albert Hall. Before the sold-out show, Lilith founder Sarah McLahlan tells a press conference that plans are underway to bring the Fair to Europe as a touring package the following year.
1997 The Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon Tour opens in Chicago. Opening acts for the North American tour include Sheryl Crow, The Dave Matthews Band, The Smashing Pumpkins, Jamiroquai, Blues Traveler and Foo Fighters.
1997 Jackson Browne releases The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne.
1997 The Rolling Stones release Bridges To Babylon.
1996 Agnetha Faltskog, one of ABBA's two female leads, publishes her biography, As I Am.
1995 Bluesman Lawrence "Booker T." Laury dies of cancer at age 81.
1986 Freddie Jackson, James Brown and Melba Moore headline an anti-crack rally at New York's Plaza Hotel.
1982 Brenda Lee is inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame.
1979 Erik-Michael Estrada (of O-Town) is born in Bronxville, New York.
1977 Steely Dan releases Aja. ABC Records set a deadline of March 31 for delivery of the record, which only led to more studio perfectionism (and delays) from Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.
1977 The Rolling Stones release Love You Live.
1975 For the first time, Bruce Springsteenplays a medley of Little Richard songs in the style of Mitch Ryder to close out a show. This would become known as the "Detroit Medley" and become a regular part of his show for about 10 years.
1974 Robbie McIntosh, drummer for The Average White Band, dies of an accidental heroin overdose at age 24.
1974 John Lennon records "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" at the Record Plant in New York City.
1973 Elvis Presley records "I Miss You" and "Are You Sincere?"
1972 "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis hits #1 in America. It holds the top spot for three weeks.
1972 Noted hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri is born in Asheville, North Carolina. He'll work with Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, and Janet Jackson, among others.
1970 Ani DiFranco is born Angela Maria DiFranco in Buffalo, New York.
1970 Mick Jagger meets Bianca Rose Pérez Moreno De Macías for the first time after a concert in Paris. They get married the next year but divorce in 1978.
1968 The Beatles begin recording "Happiness Is A Warm Gun."
1967"The Letter" by The Box Tops goes to #1 in America. The Arbors take the song to #20 in 1969 and Joe Cocker's version hits #7 in 1970.
1967 One-hit wonders The Strawberry Alarm Clock perform "Incense And Peppermints" on American Bandstand.
1967 The Doors release "People Are Strange."
1966 The Rolling Stones begin their biggest-ever headlining tour of Britain at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with an impressive array of opening acts including Ike and Tina Turner and The Yardbirds. The crowd is unusually well-behaved for a Stones audience, rushing the stage but avoiding a full-scale riot.
1957 "Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers (the pop singer, not the country singer born in 1897) hits #1 for the first of four weeks. It's one of the few non-Elvis chart-toppers on 1957.
1957 Buddy Holly's group The Crickets hits #1 in America with "That'll Be The Day." The title comes from something John Wayne says in the movie The Searchers.
1956 Micky Dolenz of The Monkees begins his television career as a child actor with the premiere of NBC's Circus Boy series.
1953 The Spaniels record "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight."
1947 Jerry Corbetta (lead vocalist of Sugarloaf) is born in Denver, Colorado.
1947 Neal Smith (Alice Cooper drummer, co-writer of "I'm Eighteen") is born in Akron, Ohio.
1947 Don Grolnick is born in Brooklyn, New York, and grows up in nearby Levittown. The pop pianist/composer will work with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Steely Dan, and Carly Simon, among others.
1945 Paul Petersen, an actor-turned-singer known for his role as Jeff Stone on the '50s sitcom The Donna Reed Show, is born in Glendale, California.
1945 Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly drummer) is born in Washington, D.C.
1943 John Banks (drummer for The Merseybeats) is born in Liverpool, England.
1943 Steve Boone (bassist for The Lovin' Spoonful) is born at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
1943 Julio Iglesias is born in Madrid, Spain.
1939 Blues guitarist Roy Buchanan is born in Ozark, Arkansas.
1935 Les McCann is born in Lexington, Kentucky. The soul jazz musician will gain popularity with the 1961 anti-war song "Compared to What."
1926 Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane is born in Hamlet, North Carolina.
1835 Italian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini dies of peritonitis at age 33.
Katy Perry Too Revealing For Sesame Street
Katy Perry's appearance on Sesame Street is edited out after viewers complain about her revealing dress.
2011 Following a Demi Lovato concert at the Nokia Theater, Justin Bieber takes his girlfriend Selena Gomez to The Staples Center, which he has rented out so they can enjoy a private showing of Titanic in the 20,000 seat theater.
1983 Ten years after their bitter breakup, The Everly Brothers reunite for a concert at Royal Albert Hall in London that is released as the double album Reunion Concert.
1980 Bob Marley plays his final concert: a 20-song set at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh with his group, The Wailers.
1979 The crowd chants, "Hell No, We Won't Glow" at a massive 5-hour anti-nuke rally in New York City's Battery Park, where Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt are among the performers.More
1949 Bruce Springsteen is born in Long Branch, New Jersey.
1930 Ray Charles is born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia.