Events in Music on February 18

  • 1735 1st opera performed in America, "Flora", in Charleston, South Carolina

Music Premiere

1902 Jules Massenet's opera "Le jongleur de Notre-Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo

  • 1902 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo

Music Premiere

1903 "In Dahomey" the first African American musical to perform on Broadway opens at the New York Theater, starring George Walker and Bert Williams with music by Will Marion Cook

Music History

1906 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris

  • 1927 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"

Music Premiere

1930 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC

  • 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

Music History

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono end a week of co-hosting the syndicated "The Mike Douglas Show", in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1977 American rock band KISS play their first concert in their hometown venue of Madison Square Garden in New York City

Music Single

1977 George Harrison releases music single "True Love", from his "33-1/3" album

  • 1980 Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)

Music Single

1989 "A Better Man" single released by Clint Black (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

Music History

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

  • 2020 40th BRIT Awards: Best Album "Psychodrama" by rapper Dave, Best Song of the Year "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi