Events in Music on November 18

  • 1883 Antonín Dvořák's "Husitska" (Hussite Overture) premieres at the gala opening of the Prague National Theater
  • 1911 Ludwig Thuille's opera "Lobetanz" first American performance
  • 1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC

Music History

1945 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

  • 1961 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1961 "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances

Music History

1974 "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel

  • 1975 "Rufus featuring Chaka Khan" 4th studio album by Rufus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1976)

Film Premiere

1980 "Heaven's Gate" film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken premieres - one of the biggest box office bombs ever

  • 1984 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances

Music Single

1985 Paul McCartney releases film theme single "Spies Like Us"

  • 1990 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • 1993 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • 1997 "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture" album is released by Sony Music Soundtrax

Music History

1997 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe

Album Release

1997 Warner Bros. Records release "Songs from The Capeman'", the ninth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; it contains Simon's own performances of songs from his Broadway musical flop

Album Release

2002 Dark Horse/EMI posthumously releases "Brainwashed", George Harrison's 12th and final studio album

Album Release

2002 Mercury Nashville Records releases "Up!", the 4th studio album by Shania Twain (Billboard Album of the Year, 2003)

Album Release

2011 "The X Factor" group One Direction release their debut album "Up All Night" in Ireland and the UK

Music History

2015 American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

Music History

2017 Shawn Mendes is the first singer under 18 to get three No. 1 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart