September 23 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
September 23

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.

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.

1971 : Honey Cone's "Stick-Up" are certified gold.

1980 : Bob Marley, suffering from cancer, plays his last concert at a show in Pittsburgh, playing Redemption Song as the very last song before he collapses on stage and the tour is canceled because of his ill health. Marley died on May 11, 1981.

1982 : Brenda Lee is inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame.

1986 : Freddie Jackson, James Brown and Melba Moore headline an anti-crack rally at New York's Plaza Hotel.

1996 : Agnetha Faltskog, one of ABBA's two female leads, publishes her biography, "As I Am".

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.

1998 : Elvis Presley, once rejected for the Grand Old Opry, is posthumously inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame.

1998 : Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.

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.

2008 : Tom Delonge of Angels & Airwaves joins Rivers Cuomo on stage to sing Undone - The Sweater Song as Weezer open their "Troublemaker" tour in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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 could enjoy a private showing of Titanic in the 20,000 seat theater.

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