On This Day

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
  • 1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
  • 1916 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
  • 1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1950 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hits #1
  • 1962 Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
  • 1963 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • 1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington, D.C. Coliseum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1979 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2007 49th Grammy Awards: Not Ready To Make Nice, Carrie Underwood wins

Music AwardsGrammy Awards 2019

2019 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for "This Is America", best album "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves
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