On This Day

Events in Music on April 18

  • 1930 BBC news announcer announces "there is no news" at 20:45 news bulletin, plays music instead
  • 1946 Rome, Auerbach and Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • 1951 "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • 1953 "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances
  • 1955 "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 1964 "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1964 "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 "Lost in the Stars" based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton

Music releaseMusic Single

1975 John Lennon releases single "Stand by Me"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1977 "Side by Side" by Stephen Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 performances
  • 1985 Wham become the first western pop act to release an album in China

Music releaseMusic Recording

1988 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1993 "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1994 "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater NYC
  • 1996 "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 715 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2010 45th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Miranda Lambert win

Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Brad Paisley
Country Singer
Brad Paisley
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the 5 Royales

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt