On This Day

Events in Music on April 11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1830 Robert Schumann hears the violinist Paganini play in Frankfurt

Composer Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann
  • 1888 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated
  • 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 Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy, and Harold Arlen's musical "Jamaica", starring Lena Horne, closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1964 Stephen Sondheim's musical "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)

Music releaseMusic Single

1980 Paul McCartney releases single "Coming Up"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1988 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1988 60th Academy Awards: "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

Actor Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1991 Musical "Miss Saigon" created by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil opens at Broadway Theater NYC

  • 1996 Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "The King & I", starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Donna Murphy, premieres at Neil Simon Theater, NYC; runs for 781 performances

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

2005 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins

Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban