On This Day: April 11

April 11th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

1966: The Yardbirds, featuring a young guitarist named Jimmy Page, played their first U.S. concert at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles.

1970: The Beatles‘ song “Let It Be” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming their final #1 single before the band’s breakup.

1981: Bob Marley played his last-ever concert at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died of cancer less than a year later.

2000: Aaliyah released her self-titled third studio album, which included hit singles like “Try Again” and “We Need a Resolution.”

2012: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off in Indio, California, featuring headliners like Radiohead, The Black Keys, and Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg.

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