Almanac: February 18, 2016
- 1914 - Pee Wee King (born Julius Kuczynski) (d. 2000)
- 1933 - Yoko Ono (83)
- 1934 - Skip Batten (Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage) (d. 2003)
- 1939 - Bobby Hart (77)
- 1941 - Irma Thomas (75)
- 1941 - Herman Santiago (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) (75)
- 1941 - David Blue (d. 1982)
- 1944 - Denny Zager (Zager & Evans) (72)
- 1945 - Jimmy Jewell (Gallagher & Lyle) (71)
- 1947 - Dennis DeYoung (Styx) (69)
- 1948 - Keith Knudson (Doobie Brothers) (68)
- 1950 - Brian James (The Damned) (66)
- 1952 - Juice Newton (64)
- 1952 - Randy Crawford (Crusaders) (64)
- 1953 - Robbie Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (63)
- 1953 - Derek Pellicci (Little River Band) (63)
- 1954 - John Travolta (62)
- 1958 - Gar Samuelson (Megadeth) (d. 1999)
- 1964 - Paul Hanley (The Fall) (52)
- 1965 - Dr. Dre (51)
- 1970 - Jez Williams (Doves) (51)
- 1970 - Andy Williams (Doves) (51)
- 1970 - Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) (51)
- 1977 - Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) (39)
- 1980 - Regina Spektor (36)
- 1982 - Juelz Santana (born LaRon James) (The Diplomats) (34)
- 1984 - Buddy Nielsen (Senses Fall) (32)
- 1995 - Denny Cordel (producer) - Lymphoma (51)
- 1995 - Bob Stinson (Replacements) - Long-term drug use (35)
- 2013 - Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine) (68)
- 2013 - Damon Harris (Temptations) - Prostate cancer (62)
On This Day
- 1968 - David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd
- 1980 - Bill Wyman said he would quit the Rolling Stones on their 20th anniversary in 1982. He didn't.
- 1988 - Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner performed together for the first time since their breakup in 1974.
- 1990 - Freddie Mercury made his last public appearance at the Brit Awards.
- 1992 - Vince Neil quit Motley Crue.
- 2000 - The FBI files on John Lennon were ordered released.
- 2004 - Marilyn Manson avoided a trial on sexual assault charges for grinding against a guard at a Detroit concert when the two parties settled.
- 2006 - The Rolling Stones played to a crowd of over one million on a Rio De Janeiro beach at a free concert.
- 2008 - Carrie Underwood opened her first headlining tour in Wilkes Barre, PA.
- 2008 - Carpenters fans objected to the tearing down of the family's house in Downey, CA
- 2009 - The New Jersey legislature passed a resolution honoring Denise LaSalle.
- 2009 - Sam Moore sued the makers of the movie Soul Man over their use of the Sam & Dave story.
- 2012 - An invitation only memorial was held for Whitney Houston in Newark, NJ.
- 1969 - Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) and Lulu
- 2001 - James Taylor and Caroline Smedvig
- 1942 - Paper Doll - Mills Brothers
- 1959 - What'd I Say - Ray Charles
- 1959 - Let It Be Me, When Will I Be Loved - Everly Brothers
- 1965 - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Tell Me What You See - Beatles
- 1966 - Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
- 1974 - Kiss - KISS (debut album)
- 1987 - Sign O' The Times - Prince (single)
- 2011 - The King of Limbs - Radiohead (download only)
- 2009 - Brit Awards
- Album - Rockferry - Duffy
- Single - The Promise - Girls Aloud
- Male - Paul Weller
- Female - Duffy
- Group - Elbow
- Breakthrough Act - Duffy
- Live Act - Iron Maiden
- Critic's Choice - Florence + the Machine
- International Male - Kanye West
- International Female - Katy Perry
- International Group - Kings of Leon
- International Album - Only By the Night - Kings of Leon
- Outstanding Contribution to Music - Pet Shop Boys
- Producer's Award - Bernard Butler
- 1962 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Everly Brothers
- 1971 - This is Your Life (Syn) - Carpenters
- 2007 - Reba (CW) - Reba McEntire (final airing of six year run)