On This Day in Music for June 18

Events in Music

  • 1821 Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1949 "Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • 1955 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 1960 "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances
  • 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
  • 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub
  • 1983 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances
  • 1989 "Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1991 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year 1991)

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams

Music releaseAlbum Release

2010 "Recovery" 7th studio album by Eminem is released (best selling album worldwide 2010)

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Birthdays in Music

  • 1717 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, Czech composer, born in Německý Brod, Bohemia (d. 1757)
  • 1723 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer
  • 1744 Augustin Holler, composer
  • 1757 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, composer
  • 1780 Michael Henkel, composer
  • 1820 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer
  • 1822 Henry David Leslie, composer
  • 1850 Richard Heuberger, composer
  • 1891 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • 1892 Edward Steuermann, Austrian-American pianist and composer, born in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1903 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France (d. 2003)
  • 1905 Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer, born in Torila, Governorate of Livonia (d. 1982)
  • 1906 Kay Kyser, American bandleader and radio personality (Kay Kyser's Kollege), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Benny Payne, pianist (Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1910 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Sammy Cahn [Cohen], American lyricist (Three Coins in a Fountain, High Hopes, Call Me Irresponsible), born in New York City, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Victor Legley, composer
  • 1917 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, composer
  • 1922 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
  • 1927 Simeon Pironkov, composer
  • 1933 Tommy Hunt, US singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • 1938 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, rocker/actor (Soup for 1, Greeased Lightning)
  • 1942 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor

Person of interestPaul McCartney

1942 Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1942 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • 1943 Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer
  • 1944 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • 1944 Sandy Posey, American singer
  • 1944 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • 1947 Douglas Young, composer
  • 1948 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • 1949 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1952 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns)
  • 1953 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1954 William Beard, rock drummer (Face To Face)
  • 1958 Daniels Koran, saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1960 West Arkeen, American musician, best known for co-writing several Guns N' Roses songs (It's So Easy, The Garden), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1997)
  • 1961 [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, Essex England, rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf)
  • 1963 Darren "Dizzy" Reed, US musician (Guns n' Roses-Sweet Girl of Mine)
  • 1969 Pål Pot Pamparius, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • 1971 Nathan Morris, [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Jemma Griffiths, Welsh singer-songwriter
  • 1976 Blake Shelton, American Country Singer (Doin' What She Likes), born in Ada, Oklahoma
  • 1980 Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
  • 1989 Renee Olstead, American singer and actress
  • 1994 Takeoff [Kirsnick Ball], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1953 Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

HeartWedding of Interest

1965 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 2006 "Weezer" lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo (36) weds Kyoko Ito at a secluded beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu
  • 2012 R&B singer Bobby Brown (43) weds Alicia Etheridge in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2015 Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Lindsay Arnold (21) weds highschool sweetheart Samuel Lightner Cusick in Salt Lake City

Deaths in Music

  • 1686 Johann Quirsfeld, composer, dies at 43
  • 1726 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, dies at 68
  • 1799 Johann Andre, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1821 Charles Hague, English composer, dies at 52
  • 1850 Antoni Weinert, composer, dies at 99
  • 1859 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, Swiss composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 August Rockel, composer, dies at 61
  • 1909 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, dies at 42
  • 1911 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer, dies at 76
  • 1934 Francisco Lacerda, composer, dies at 65
  • 1935 August Reusner, composer, dies at 64
  • 1939 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), dies at 73
  • 1942 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, dies at 71
  • 1952 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone, dies at 63
  • 1955 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1955 Willy Burkhard, composer, dies at 55
  • 1962 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
  • 1964 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer, dies at 58
  • 1965 George Melachrino, composer, dies at 56
  • 1973 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, dies at 71
  • 2007 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • 2011 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • 2014 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), dies at 85
  • 2018 XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper, singer, and songwriter, dies in a drive-by shooting at 20