On This Day in Music for August 18

Events in Music

  • 1949 Ralph Flanagan & his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel" reach #1 in the charts [1]

Weddings in Music

  • 1918 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)
  • 1932 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)
  • 1979 British rock singer-songwriter Nick Lowe (30) weds American country singer Carlene Carter (23) (her third marriage); divorce in 1990

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 18

  • 1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
  • 1811 Johann Heinrich Zang, German composer and organist, dies at 78
  • 1853 Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
  • 1894 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, dies at 57
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