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" reaches #1

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

Music concertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

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

  • 1972 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession
  • 1973 Drummer Gene Krupa plays for the final time with the Benny Goodman Quartet
  • 1981 "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 1992 "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances