Events in Music on February 18

  • 1735 1st opera performed in America, "Flora", in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1902 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1947 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 1965 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances

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1968 David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

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1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music awardsMusic Awards

1975 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

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1977 George Harrison releases "True Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1980 Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)
  • 1989 "A Better Man" single released by Clint Black (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

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1998 Andrea Bocelli makes his operatic debut as Rodolfo in "La bohème" at the Teatro Comunale in Cagliari

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli