Aug 18 in Music History: The Fab 4 play live together for the first time, The Who release Who Are You
1937 – The first FM radio station in the US, Boston’s WGTR (now WAAF), is granted its construction permit by the FCC.
1962 – Ringo Starr plays his first gig with The Beatles at the Horticultural Society Dance in Birkenhead, England, with just two hours’ preparation. This is the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
1965 – Herman’s Hermits lead singer Peter Noone interviews Elvis Presley in Honolulu, where Elvis is filming his movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style.
1977 – The Police make their live debut as a trio (at Rebecca’s in Birmingham, England) after guitarist Henri Padovani leaves the band.
1977 – Elvis Presley’s funeral is held at Graceland, where 150 guests are invited inside and about 75,000 fans pay their respects outside.
1978 – The Who release Who Are You.
1979 – British singer/songwriter/producer Nick Lowe married Johnny Cash’s stepdaughter Carlene Carter in Los Angeles.
1986 – Bon Jovi and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds both release their third studio albums, Slippery When Wet and Kicking Against the Pricks, respectively.
1992 – Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love welcome their only child, Frances Bean Cobain, to the world.