Events in Music on April 11

  • 1830 Robert Schumann hears the violinist Paganini play in Frankfurt
  • 1936 Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
  • 1956 Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater in racial incident
  • 1959 "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances

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1961 Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1964 "Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1966 Frank Sinatra records "Strangers in the Night" single for his album of the same name. Later reaches #1 Billboard charts

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1967 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1970 Beatles' "Let It Be" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1977 "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" single released by Waylon Jennings (Billboard Song of the Year 1977)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1991 "Miss Saigon" opens at Broadway Theater NYC
  • 2005 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain