Music History for

March 11


1942 - Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra recorded "Sleepy Lagoon."

1959 - The play "Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

1968 - Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for his single, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay".

1969 - Motown bought the Jackson 5 out of their contract with Steeltown.
Today in Michael Jackson History

1982 - Jimmy Sohns (Shadows of Knight) was arrested for distributing cocaine.

1990 - In London, Mick Jagger announced the Rolling Stones' upcoming European Tour at a press conference.

1991 - Janet Jackson signed a deal with Virgin Records for 2 albums worth $50 million.

1997 - Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Today in Beatles History

2000 - KISS began their "Farewell Tour."

2015 - The Texas state legislature named Phil Collins an honorary Texan as a "thank you" for donating his expansive collection of Alamo and Texas Revolution-related artifacts to the Alamo.