Events in Music on August 11

Music Premiere

1943 Richard Strauss' Second Horn Concert, premieres

Music Premiere

1957 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich

  • 1964 "A Hard Days Night" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • 1965 "Help!" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • 1966 The Beatles arrive in Chicago, Illinois for their third (and final) US tour
  • 1968 Beatles launch "Apple Records" label

Music History

1976 "The Who" drummer Keith Moon collapses and is hospitalized in Miami, Florida

  • 1978 "C'est Chic" second studio album by Chic is released featuring single "Le Freak" (Billboard Album of the Year 1979)
  • 1979 British rock band Led Zeppelin performs for what becomes the final time in England at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, before over 200,000 fans
  • 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)