Events in Music on February 11

  • 1840 Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment" premieres in Paris
  • 1843 Opera "I Lombardi" premieres in Milan

Music Premiere

1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

  • 1916 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert

#1 in the Charts

1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1

Music Single

1949 "Lovesick Blues" single released by Hank Williams (Cashbox "Best Hillbilly Record of the Year", Billboard Song of the Year 1949)

  • 1950 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hits #1
  • 1963 Beatles record 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • 1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington, D.C. Coliseum

Sports History

1970 John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland

Theater Premiere

1979 Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, and Neil Simon's musical "They're Playing Our Song", starring Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz opens at Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 1082 performances

Music Recording

1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP

Music Single

1983 Single "Total Eclipse of the Heart" sung by Bonnie Tyler and composed by Jim Steinman is released

Grammy Awards

2007 49th Grammy Awards: [Dixie] Chicks -"Not Ready To Make Nice"; Carrie Underwood (new artist and female country vocal); Bob Dylan; Mary J. Blige; Red Hot Chili Peppers win [1]