On This Day in Music for December 11

Events in Music

  • 1882 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
  • 1946 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label
  • 1947 Bob Hilliard and Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1950 Paul Hindemith's Concerto for Clarinet premieres with Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy, and Benny Goodman as soloist, at the Academy of Music
  • 1951 "The Wild Side of Life" single recorded by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Billboard Song of the Year, 1952)
  • 1961 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks
  • 1965 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1965 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1946 "Bill Haley & His Comets" rock 'n' roll musician Bill Haley (21) weds Dorothy Crowe; divorce in 1952
  • 2010 "Good Charlotte" lead vocalist Joel Madden (31) weds fashion designer and actress Nicole Richie (30) at Beverly Hills, California

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