On This Day

Events in Music on June 11

  • 1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • 1964 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
  • 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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1966 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
  • 1966 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hits #1 in UK

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1966 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1969 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK
  • 1976 Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA
  • 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

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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

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

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

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1990 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John

Music releaseAlbum Release

1991 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards, (Grammy Album of the Year)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

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

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 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

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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

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong