Events in Music on August 11

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1956 Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • 1962 Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
  • 1964 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • 1966 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • 1968 Beatles launch "Apple Records" label

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1976 Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1978 "C'est Chic" 2nd studio album by Chic is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1979)
  • 1985 "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 performances
  • 1996 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • 2009 "Need You Now" album released by Lady Antebellum (Billboard Album of the Year 2010)