On This Day

Events in Music on August 18

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1960 The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Indra Club in Hamburg
  • 1964 Beatles arrive in San Francisco, 2nd US visit
  • 1967 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act

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Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
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1972 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

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

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman
  • 1981 "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 1992 "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances

Wedding of InterestPriyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

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

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The wedding in Jodhpur, India
The wedding in Jodhpur, India
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