Events in Music on March 18

  • 1810 "Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in NY
  • 1902 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

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1902 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1910 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • 1950 "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 1960 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing "Tom Pillibi" in London
  • 1961 6th Eurovision Song Contest: Jean-Claude Pascal for Luxembourg wins "Nous les amoureux" in Cannes
  • 1962 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing "Un premier amour" in Luxembourg
  • 1963 "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • 1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • 1965 Rolling Stones fined ¬£5 each for public urination
  • 1966 "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1967 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • 1967 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • 1969 "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1973 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • 1978 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, California
  • 1979 "On the 20th Century" closes at St James Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 1982 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
  • 1992 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 performances

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1992 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1993 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances

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2002 The Ramones are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone