Events in Music on August 18

  • 1949 Ralph Flanagan & his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"

#1 in the Charts

1956 Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel" reach #1 in the charts [1]

  • 1960 The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Indra Club in Hamburg
  • 1964 The Beatles arrive in San Francisco on their second US visit

Music Single

1967 The Rolling Stones release music single "We Love You"

Music History

1969 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"; he survives

Music History

1972 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden for cannabis possession

Music History

1973 Drummer Gene Krupa plays for the final time with the Benny Goodman Quartet

Music Premiere

1981 Revival of Frederick Lowe and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 119 performances

Album Release

1986 American rock band Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)

  • 1992 "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances

Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

2018 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India