May 11 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 11

1957 : The Everly Brothers make their stage debut in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry.

1967 : Paul Petersen signs with Motown Records (but never has a U.S. hit with them).

1970 : The Chairmen Of The Board's "Give Me Just A Little More Time" is certified gold.

1988 : A grand gala is held at New York's Carnegie Hall to celebrate Irving Berlin's 100th birthday; it features such stars as Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra. A crowd sings some of his standards to him outside of his apartment in New York. He would still live to be 101 years and 4 months old!

1989 : The late Roy Orbison is posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, with Eric Clapton presenting the award to Orbison's widow. Orbison enjoyed a career resurgence in the '80s, but died on December 6, 1988.

1990 : The late Ritchie Valens is finally awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6733 Hollywood Blvd.

1995 : Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray play a tribute concert for Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas. They all played with Vaughan at his last concert on August 26, 1990.

2004 : Willie Nelson cancels ten upcoming concerts in order to get some much-needed carpal tunnel surgery.

2006 : Guitarist Dave Baksh announces he is leaving Sum 41 to pursue a career with his new band, Brown Brigade.

2007 : The Mamas & The Papas, Otis Redding and Al Kooper are all inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.

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