Events in Music on January 11

  • 1940 Sergei Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo & Juliet" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1963 Beatles release single "Please Please Me" / "Ask Me Why"; peaks at #2 in UK, and #3 in US
  • 1964 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 performances
  • 1964 The Beatles single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" reaches #80 in US (Cashbox)
  • 1969 "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5

Music Premiere

1976 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 193 performances, wins 2 Tony and 2 Drama Desk Awards

  • 1979 "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1981 "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances

Music History

1992 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon brings his “Born at the Right Time” tour to South Africa, at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg

  • 1998 "Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances

Music Concert

2014 During a concert in Maui, Mick Fleetwood announces that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac