Events in Music on July 18

  • 1948 Emmerich Kálmán's operetta "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 168 performances
  • 1970 Revival of Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", starring Judy Carne and Sandy Duncan, closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 111 performances
  • 1976 "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances

Music History

1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" album tops US charts, featuring "It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me"

  • 1982 "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances

Music History

1994 "Kiss From a Rose" released by Seal (Grammy Record of the Year and Song of the Year)

  • 2008 Billy Joel performs last of two concerts dubbed "The Last Play at Shea"; the final concert event before demolition of the 1964 baseball stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NYC; featured guests include Roger Daltrey, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, and Paul McCartney

Music History

2018 Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults