On This Day

Events in Music on August 11

Music concertMusic Concert

1943 Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith
  • 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 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • 1968 Beatles launch "Apple Records" label

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1978 "C'est Chic" 2nd studio album by Chic is released featuring single "Le Freak" (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)