Events in Music on September 11

Music Concert

1850 Opera singer Jenny Lind - "The Swedish Nightingale", gives 1st US concert, at Castle Garden in New York City, promoted by P. T. Barnum

Historic Publication

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

Music Premiere

1951 Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress", with libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy

Music History

1959 Composer and band leader Duke Ellington wins NAACP's Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

  • 1962 Beatles record "Love Me Do", "PS I Love You", and a slow version of "Please, Please Me" ,with Andy White on drums; Ringo relegated to tambourine

Music History

1964 Beatles guitarist George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

  • 1965 Beatles' "Help!" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

TV Show Appearance

1966 Rolling Stones 4th appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; perform 3 songs, including "Paint It Black"

  • 1967 Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour begins with a bus driven somewhat aimlessly around western England

Music History

1970 Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix gives what becomes his final interview with NME's Keith Allston, in England

  • 1971 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater ,NYC, after 343 performances

Music History

1977 American crooner Bing Crosby and British singer David Bowie record duet "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" at ATV Elstree Studios near London for television special "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas"

Video Music Awards

1987 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins (many times)

Album Release

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