Events in Music on June 11

Music Premiere

1962 "Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall", musical comedy/variety television special with Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett premieres on CBS

  • 1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference on a traffic island in the middle of Michigan Avenue
  • 1966 "(I'm A) Road Runner" by Jr Walker & The All-Stars peaks at #20
  • 1966 "I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • 1966 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances

#1 in the Charts

1966 "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1 in the US

  • 1966 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
  • 1966 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hits #1 in UK
  • 1969 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK; recording involved only John (guitars, vocals, percussion) and Paul (bass, drums, piano, backing voice)
  • 1976 Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" compilation LP is released in USA
  • 1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC and the Sunshine Band peaks at #1

Music History

1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months

  • 1983 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • 1983 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • 1983 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12

Music History

1983 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

  • 1983 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • 1983 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
  • 1988 "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3
  • 1988 "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61

Music History

1988 "We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

Music Concert

1988 Frredom Fest: Anti-apartheid benefit & Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert addresses his continued imprisonment; performers include Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba, Youssou N'dour, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Joan Armatrading; Jessye Norman, and The Eurythmics at Wembley Stadium, London; broadcast to 67 countries with estimated audience of 600 million

Music History

1990 UN appoints British-​Australian singer Olivia Newton-John as environmental ambassador

Album Release

1991 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards including a "virtual duet" of title track; wins 6 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, 1992

  • 1994 "Meet The Flintstones" by The B-52's (stylized for this release as The B.C. 52's) from the 1994 film The Flintstones peaks at #33

Music History

2002 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

  • 2017 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical; "Oslo" best play
  • 2018 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical; "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play

Music History

2019 "The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles