On This Day

On This Day in Music for November 11

Events in Music

  • 1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco, California
  • 1933 Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released
  • 1939 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
  • 1958 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances
  • 1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "Two Virgins" album
  • 1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
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Musicians Born on Nov 11

  • 1688 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1690 Gerhard Hoffmann, German composer, born in Rastenberg, Thuringia, (d. 1757)
  • 1696 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • 1722 Johann Philipp Sack, German composer, born in Harzgerode, Germany (d. 1763)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1944 Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton
  • 1957 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix
  • 2011 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds Dutch-American model Yolanda Hadid (47) in Beverly Hills; divorce in 2017

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