On This Day

Events in Music on November 11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1901 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Music releaseMusic Recording

1925 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five begin their first recording session

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco

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1933 Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

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1939 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1958 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1963 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK

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1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1974 Operatic soprano Maria Callas makes her final public appearance in Sapporo, Japan
  • 1977 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
  • 1981 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1984 "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1987 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1989 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1990 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

2003 Josh Groban releases his second album "Closer"; it goes to #1 on US charts and becomes his biggest seller

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban

Music releaseAlbum Release

2008 Taylor Swift releases her 2nd studio album “Fearless” (2009 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Album of the Year 2010, American Music Awards 2009)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 2009 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
  • 2011 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win