Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD May11,1888 Irving Berlin#BTD May11,1888 #IrvingBerlin (Israel Beilin) RIP composer, lyricist, considered to be one of the greatest songwriters in American history. Wrote over 1500 songs, 19 Broadway shows & 18 Hollywood film scores. Wrote "White Christmas" world's best-selling single over 100M copies
BTD May11,1911 Phil Silvers#BTD May11,1911 #PhilSilvers RIP actor TV/film, known as "The King of Chutzpah"; Films such as 1st 1937 Ups and Downs, 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep, 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble; TV 1955-59 The Phil Silvers Show, 1963-64 The New Phil Silvers Show, 1967-70 The Beverly Hillbillies
BTD May11,1912 Foster Brooks#BTD May11,1912 #FosterBrooks RIP actor, comedian famous for portraying a lovable drunken man in a nightclub & TV shows. Brooks regularly appeared on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast in the 1970s, plus as a celebrity panelist on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Match Game
BTD May11,1936 Tony Barrow#BTD May11,1936 #TonyBarrow RIP #Beatles press officer from 1962-1968. He coined the phrase "the Fab Four" & strip cartoon for Magical Mystery Tour booklet. #BrianEpstein promised to double his #Decca records salary, so Barrow left the record company to join #NEMS Enterprises
BTD May11,1941 Eric Burdon#BTD May11,1941 #EricBurdon songwriter, lead singer The #Animals 1964 UK & US #1 "The House of the Rising Sun", +12 UK & 13 US Top40 singles and solo 1966 UK #14 "Help Me Girl", 1967 "San Franciscan Nights" Burdon played with #War 1970 US #3 "Spill the Wine" #HBday @ericburdon
BTD May11,1943 Les Chadwick#BTD May11,1943 #LesChadwick (John Leslie Chadwick) RIP bassists Gerry And The #Pacemakers (original Gerry Marsden and The #MarsBars) formed in #Liverpool. 1963 3 UK #1 singes "How Do You Do It?", "I Like It" and "You'll Never Walk Alone", +6 UK & 7 US Top40 singles
BTD May11,1947 Butch Trucks#BTD May11,1947 #ButchTrucks (Claude Trucks) RIP drummer & founding member of The #AllmanBrothers Band 1973 US #2 "Ramblin Man", 1990 US Main Rock #1 "Good Clean Fun", +7 US Main Top40 singles; 1995 inducted into @rockhall of Fame with The Allman Brothers band @allmanbrothers
OTD May11,1869 Royal Albert Hall#OTD May11,1869 #RoyalAlbertHall engineers knock props supporting the dome, the dome drops .8mm settling on supporting walls. All still remains today @RoyalAlbertHall
OTD May11,1957 Buddy Holly#OTD May11,1957 #BuddyHolly and the #Crickets audition for #ArthurGodfrey's Talent Scouts. They are rejected
OTD May11,1957 Everly Brothers#OTD May11,1957 #EverlyBrothers at #1 on the Country Charts with "Bye Bye Love" Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. 1st song #PaulMcCartney performed live on stage, with his brother Mike McCartney at a holiday camp in Filey, North Yorkshire
OTD May11,1957Everly Brothers#OTD May11,1957 The #EverlyBrothers make their debut on the "Grand Ole Opry" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Opry invited Don and Phil to join the cast and they made regular appearances on the show @opry
OTD May11,1959 Baby Cortez#OTD May11,1959 #BabyCortez (David Cortez Clowney ) is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "The Happy Organ" written by Dave "Baby" Cortez, Kurt Wood, an instrumental composition. The song originally featured lyrics but Cortez was unhappy with the result
OTD May11,1963 Peggy March#OTD May11,1963 Little #PeggyMarch is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "I Will Follow Him" for the last week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD May11,1963Beatles#OTD May11,1963 The #Beatles perform at the Imperial Ballroom #Beatlemania erupts as 2000 frantic fans crowd into the venue
OTD May11,1964Beatles#OTD May11,1964 US release of the EP "Four By The Beatles" 2nd of 3 #Beatles EPs released in the US, 1st of 2 on the #Capitol Records label @CapitolRecords
OTD May11,1965 Roger Miller#OTD May11,1965 #RogerMiller is at #1 on US Country charts with "King Of The Road" written by Roger Miller, a crossover hit that peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot100 singles charts on Mar20,1965
OTD May11,1965Byrds#OTD May11,1965 The rock band The #Byrds made their TV debut with "Mr. Tambourine Man" on the #NBC network #Hullabaloo
OTD May11,1967 Sandie Shaw#OTD May11,1967 #SandieShaw is still at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Puppet On A String" for the last week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD May11,1967Beatles#OTD May11,1967 The #Beatles record the song "Baby You're a Rich Man" at Olympic Sound Studios. It originated from an unfinished #JohnLennon song titled "One of the Beautiful People"; #PaulMcCartney added a chorus. 1st Beatles #EMI recording entirely created outside EMI Studios
OTD May11,1967Bee Gees#OTD May11,1967 The #BeeGees made their UK TV show debut on "Top Of The Pops" performing the song "New York Mining Disaster" written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb @BeeGees
OTD May11,1968 Bobby Goldsboro#OTD May11,1968 #BobbyGoldsboro is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Honey" for the last week of a 5wk run at #1
OTD May11,1970Woodstock#OTD May11,1970 The triple soundtrack album "Woodstock" is released in the US, going gold within 2wks. The couple on cover is #BobbiKelly #NickErcoline they are still married and Nick says “She’s still my best friend"
OTD May11,1970Beatles#OTD May11,1970 The US release of The #Beatles single "The Long and Winding Road / For You Blue" on #Apple Records. "The Long and Winding Road" written by Paul McCartney credited to Lennon–McCartney became the their 20th & last #1 US hit. The final single released by the Beatles
OTD May11,1972 David Cassidy#OTD May11,1972 #DavidCassidy is on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Article David Cassidy: Naked Lunch Box @RollingStone
OTD May11,1972John Lennon#OTD May11,1972 The Episode airs where #JohnLennon appears on the "Dick Cavett Show" and John Lennon claims he was under surveillance by the #FBI
OTD May11,1972Bruins#OTD May11,1972 The Boston #Bruins beat the New York #Rangers as Gerry Cheevers picks up a shutout 3–0 in game 6 to win the #StanleyCup. #BobbyOrr's 1st period goal ended up the Stanley Cup winning goal; Wayne Cashman scores the other 2 goals @NYRangers @NHLBruins @StanleyCup
OTD May11,1974Elvis Presley#OTD May11,1974 The #ElvisPresley concert at the LA Forum has #LedZeppelin attending. After a rough start, Elvis stops the band & jokingly says "Wait, start together fellas, we’ve got Led Zeppelin out there, lets try to look like we know what we're doing" @ledzeppelin
OTD May11,1974 Grand Funk Railroad#OTD May11,1974 #GrandFunk Railroad are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "The Loco-Motion" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD May11,1975 Tammy Wynette#OTD May11,1975 #TammyWynette starts a 3wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Stand By Your Man" written by Tammy Wynette with Billy Sherrill. Originally released 1968 in the US
OTD May11,1981 Bob Marley#OTD May11,1981 #BobMarley RIP dies at the age of 36. Singer, songwriter, guitarist; part of the #Wailers 1975 UK #8 "No Woman, No Cry", +10 UK Top40 singles. 1994 Inducted into the @rockhall of Fame. Marley's birth date of Feb6 is a holiday in Jamaica @bobmarley
OTD May11,1981 George Harrison#OTD May11,1981 #GeorgeHarrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in the US (May15 in UK) written by George Harrison; a tribute to #JohnLennon; McCartney & Starr play on the song. May23 Harrison will enter the US Charts at #30; May24 peak at #13 in UK & peak at #2 US for 3wks Jul4
OTD May11,1985 Madonna#OTD May11,1985 #Madonna is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Crazy for You" written by John Bettis and Jon Lind; released as the first single from the soundtrack of the 1985 film "Vision Quest" @Madonna