Music History for

August 11


1941 - Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded "Elmer’s Tune."

1952 - Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry and told not to return until he was sober.

1965 - The Beatles' movie "Help!" premiered in the New York.
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1966 - The Beatles arrived at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to start their last tour of the U.S.
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1969 - Diana Ross invited 350 guests to a Beverly Hills club to see the newest Motown act, The Jackson 5.

1972 - Elvis and Pricilla Presley filed for divorce. They had married in May of 1967.

1973 - After seeing KISS play at a New York hotel, producer Bill Aucion offered to become their manager and promised a record deal.

1973 - The Edgar Winter Group's "Free Ride" was released.

1982 - The self-titled album "Vanity 6" was released.

1985 - Simon LeBon's (Duran Duran) boat capsized off the English coast during a race. The Royal Navy rescued him after he spent 40 minutes trapped in an underwater air pocket.

1999 - KISS received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.