On This Day in Music for October 11

Events in Music

  • 1948 "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 252 performances
  • 1954 "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 1958 "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 1967 "Yoko Plus Me" art exhibit opens in London (the "Me" is John Lennon)
  • 1969 American blues musician Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
  • 1974 Columbia Records releases "Streetlife Serenade", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's third studio album
  • 1976 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
  • 1978 Columbia Records releases "52nd Street", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's sixth studio album; it becomes his 1st chart-topper, and wins 3 Grammy Awards
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Weddings in Music

  • 1938 American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith; divorce in 1942
  • 1987 British rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

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