Saturday, June 10, 2023

Music History Today: June 11, 2023

June 11, 1986: Ferris Bueller's Day Off hit theaters.
Matthew Broderick's breakout role was Ferris Bueller, a high school slacker who fakes an illness to skip school for the day.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie poster
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He goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend, Sloane, and best friend, Cameron. When Broderick led a parade through downtown Chicago to The Beatles' "Twist And Shout," it renewed interest in the group, and the song soon returned to the charts. 
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June 11, 1949: Hank Williams debuted at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, receiving an unprecedented total of six encores.

Hank Williams Grand Ole Opry debut poster

June 11, 1975: The movie Nashville opened in US theaters. "I'm Easy," written and performed by Keith Carradine, won the Academy Award. Carradine recorded a slightly faster version that became a popular music hit in 1976 in the United States.

Nashville movie poster

June 11, 2002: The television series "American Idol" debuted, featuring judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell.

American Idol Season 1

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Twist and Shout

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