Events in Music on March 11

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1829 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" is revived by Felix Mendelssohn, aged 20, conducting in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1851 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

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1893 Carlos Gardel and his mother, Berthe Gard├Ęs, arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 1959 4th Eurovision Song Contest: Teddy Scholten for Netherlands wins singing "Een beetje" in Cannes

Music releaseMusic Single

1967 Pink Floyd releases 1st single "Arnold Layne"

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

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1968 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 12nd string quartet

  • 1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win

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1971 Jim Morrison leaves for Paris to reorient himself emotionally and creatively and to avoid the jail sentence given to him in Miami. He will never return to the US.

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1972 "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances

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1991 Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records

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1997 Beatle Paul McCartney knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II