On This Day

On This Day in Music for June 18

Events in Music

  • 1821 Carl Maria von Weber's opera "Der Freischutz" ("The Marksman") premieres at Schauspielhaus, Berlin, Germany
  • 1944 Farewell concert of conductor Willem Mengelberg in Paris
  • 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 Closing day of the Monterey International Pop Festival, Southern California. First major US appearances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, and Otis Redding
  • 1977 Sex Pistols johnny rotten & Paul Cook, beaten by a group of rabble-rousers outside of a London pub
  • 1982 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Van Morrison and Jackson Browne headline; other performers include: Osibisa, Judie Tzuke, Richie Havens, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Thompson Twins, Climax Blues Band, Talisman, and Incubus
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Weddings in Music

  • 1953 Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)
  • 1965 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon
  • 2006 "Weezer" lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo (36) weds Kyoko Ito at a secluded beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu, California

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