Events in Music on March 18

Historic Publication

1791 Robert Burns poem “Tam o’ Shanter,” is published in the "Edinburgh Herald"

  • 1870 Antonio Carlos Gomes' "Il Guarany" premieres at La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy, 1st Brazilian opera successful outside Brazil

Music History

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

Music History

1902 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

Music Premiere

1904 First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"

Music History

1929 Dmitri Shostakovich's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad

  • 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
  • 1962 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
  • 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
  • 1969 "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1973 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • 1977 The Clash release their first recording "White Riot"
  • 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

Music History

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

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

Hall of Fame

2002 17th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Isaac Hayes; Brenda Lee; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Gene Pitney; Ramones; Talking Heads; Chet Atkins; and Jim Stewart