On This Day in Music for September 11

Events in Music

  • 1850 Opera singer Jenny Lind - "The Swedish Nightingale", gives 1st US concert, at Castle Garden in New York City, promoted by P. T. Barnum
  • 1914 W. C. Handy "Father of the Blues" publishes his most famous composition "St Louis Blues"
  • 1951 Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress", with libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy
  • 1959 Composer and band leader Duke Ellington wins NAACP's Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
  • 1962 Beatles record "Love Me Do", "PS I Love You", and a slow version of "Please, Please Me" ,with Andy White on drums; Ringo relegated to tambourine
  • 1964 Beatles guitarist George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
  • 1965 Beatles' "Help!" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1967 Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour begins with a bus driven somewhat aimlessly around western England
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Weddings in Music

  • 1993 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds (fifth and final time) Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 11

  • 1646 Johann Stobäus, North German composer, dies at 66
  • 1733 François Couperin, French composer and organist (Les Concerts Royaux), dies at 64
  • 1789 Luca Sorkocevic, Croatian composer, dies at 55
  • 1848 Henri-Philippe Gerard, Belgian composer, dies at 87
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