On This Day

Events in Music on January 11

  • 1963 Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • 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
  • 1976 "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 1976 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" premieres in NYC
  • 1979 "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Debut of first The Pretenders album "Pretenders"

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde
  • 1981 "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • 1998 "Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Music concertMusic Concert

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

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood