Events in Music on October 11

  • 1948 "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 252 performances
  • 1948 Frank Loesser's musical "Where's Charley?", starring Ray Bolger, and directed by George Abbott, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 792 performances and wins a Tony Award
  • 1954 "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 1958 "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances

Music History

1967 "Yoko Plus Me" art exhibit opens in London (the "Me" is John Lennon)

Music History

1969 American blues musician Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

Album Release

1974 Columbia Records releases "Streetlife Serenade", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's third studio album

  • 1976 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
  • 1978 Columbia Records releases "52nd Street", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's sixth studio album; it becomes his 1st chart-topper, and wins 3 Grammy Awards
  • 1979 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances

Music History

1981 Then unknown musician Prince Rogers Nelson opens for The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum

Country Music Association Awards

1982 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skaggs win

Album Release

1983 "Can't Slow Down" second studio album by Lionel Richie is released

  • 1990 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • 2018 Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme is awarded the fourth $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

Album Release

2019 NBA YoungBoy releases the album mixtape "AI YoungBoy 2" which debuts at #1 on the US Billboard 200