Music History for

August 18


1750 - Composer Antonio Salieri was born.

1849 - Composer Benjamin Louis Paul Godard was born.

1949 - Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra recorded "You’re Breaking My Heart."

1962 - Ringo Starr made his first appearance as a Beatle.

1962 - Peter, Paul & Mary's "If I Had A Hammer" was released.

1973 - Gene Krupa played for the final time with the original Benny Goodman Quartet.

1973 - The Doobie Brothers' "China Grove" was released.

1974 - Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman in Yes.

1977 - Funeral services for Elvis Presley were held at Graceland.

1977 - The Police performed as a trio for the first time after guitarist Henri Padovani left the band.

1979 - Nick Lowe and Carlene Carter were married in Los Angeles, CA.

1986 - Bon Jovi released their "Slippery When Wet" album.

1991 - Billy Preston was arrested in Los Angeles, CA after a 16 year old boy reported being sexually attacked.

1992 - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) and Courtney Love (Hole) became parents to daughter Frances Bean.