On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 11

Events in Music

  • 1812 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.
  • 1881 Bedřich Smetana's opera "Libuše" premieres iat the Natonal Theater, in Prague
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1959 "Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes & Connie Stevens hits #4
  • 1963 "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2
  • 1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1967 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC for 14 performances
  • 1970 "The Long and Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American single release
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Weddings in Music

  • 1970 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (44) weds American entertainer Altovise Gore (26) in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania courthouse by the Rev. Jesse Jackson

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