On This Day

Events in Music on August 19

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)

Singer Fats Domino
Fats Domino
  • 1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1
  • 1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
  • 1979 "My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1 (stays for 42 days)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2008 "The Fame", debut album by Lady Gaga, is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Electronic/Dance Album 2009)

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga