On This Day

On This Day in Music for November 18

Events in Music

  • 1911 Ludwig Thuille's opera "Lobetanz" first American performance
  • 1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC
  • 1945 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres
  • 1961 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1961 "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • 1975 "Rufus featuring Chaka Khan" 4th studio album by Rufus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1976)
  • 1984 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1985 Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
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Weddings in Music

  • 1952 "Rock Around The Clock" rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds second wife Barbara Cupchak
  • 1962 Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith
  • 2000 "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office

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Musicians Who Died on Nov 18

  • 1678 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36
  • 1771 Giuseppe de Majo, Italian composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1822 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1841 Georg Christoph Grosheim, German composer, dies at 77
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