Music History for

May 18


1830 - Composer Karl Goldmark was born.

1911 - Gustav Mahler died. His last word was "Mozart." He had conducted his last concert on February 21.

1963 - The Beatles began their third U.K. tour in Slough, England. They started the tour second on the bill after Roy Orbinson. They were soon moved to the number one spot.
Today in Beatles History

1968 - Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe through the Tulips" was released. It was originally a number one hit for Nick Lucas in 1929.

1978 - "The Buddy Holly Story" had its world premiere in Dallas, TX.

1992 - Sister Souljah was quoted by the Washington Post as saying "If black people kill black people ever day, why not have a week and kill white people."

1993 - KISS released the album "Alive III."

1999 - The Backstreet Boys released their third album "Millennium."

2003 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was arrested for drug possession. He was released on $10,000 bail.

2003 - "Les Miserables" closed after 6,680 shows and 16 years on Broadway.

2004 - "Hee Haw Collection" was released. It was the first time that full shows were released on VHS and DVD.

2004 - It was announced that the Country Cow Creamery would be producing the ice cream flavors Ozzy's Carnivorous Carrot Cake and Death by Sharon in honor of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.