Events in Music on October 18

  • 1752 Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"

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1855 Franz Liszt's "Prometheus" premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1904 Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne
  • 1939 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Harts musical "Too Many Girls" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1946 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1952 "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1961 "West Side Story", directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1962)

Music releaseMusic Recording

1962 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 1966 "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances

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1968 Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's apartment

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

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1969 Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1973 "Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • 1973 Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC
  • 1974 Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise"
  • 1979 "Beatlemania" opens in London
  • 1990 "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
  • 1991 "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC
  • 1992 "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances