Events in Music on September 11

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1914 W. C. Handy "Father of the Blues" publishes his most famous composition "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1951 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
  • 1959 "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
  • 1962 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1965 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1966 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1967 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • 1971 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • 1987 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

2001 Jay-Z releases his album "Blueprint" featuring contributions by Eminem and Kanye West

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West