On This Day

Musicians Born on June 1

  • 1549 Allesandre Spontone, composer
  • 1611 Felician Schwab, composer
  • 1653 Georg Muffat, baroque composer, born in Megève, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1704)
  • 1755 Frederico Fiorillo, Italian violist/composer
  • 1763 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
  • 1765 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen (d. 1831)
  • 1769 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer
  • 1771 Ferdinando Paer, composer
  • 1776 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1831)
  • 1804 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russian composer (Kamarinskaya; Ruslan and Ludmilla), born in Novospasskoye, Smolensk, Russian Empire (d. 1857) [birth OS=May 20]
  • 1826 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • 1826 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • 1848 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1915)
  • 1873 Ada Jane Jones, English-American popular singer, among the earliest Female singers to be recorded, born in Lancashire, England (d. 1922)
  • 1886 Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • 1892 Samuel L M Barlow II, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)

  • 1898 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • 1905 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • 1909 Szymon Goldberg, Polish-American violinist, and conductor (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1915 Bart Howard [Howard Joseph Gustafson], American songwriter ("Fly Me To The Moon"), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • 1921 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award-winning bandleader, conductor and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), born in Oradell, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1924 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • 1930 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Charles "Pat" Boone, American singer ("Tutti Frutti"), actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade, No More Mr. Nice Guy) and TV personality (The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1936 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator (Pink Floyd's The Wall), born in London, England
  • 1941 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • 1943 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • 1943 Richard Goode, American concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1945 Linda Scott [Sampson], American pop singer ("I've Told Every Little Star"), born in Queens, New York

  • 1946 Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
  • 1949 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950 Charlene [D'Angelo], singer (I've Never Been To Me)
  • 1955 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • 1956 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer and actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Alan Wilder, British rock vocalist and musician (Depeche Mode, 1982-85 - "Peolpe Are Peolple"; Recoil), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • 1960 Simon Gallup, British rock bassist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Duxhurst, Surrey, England
  • 1961 Peter Machajdík, Slovak contemporary classical composer (To the Rainbow So Close Again; Effugium), born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1962 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • 1963 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
  • 1963 Shawn Pelton is an American session and touring drummer and percussionist (SNL band; Sheryl Crow; Shawn Colvin: Darryl Hall, Rod Stewart; Roseann Cash), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1968 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • 1970 Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1971 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)

Person of interestAlanis Morissette

1974 Alanis Morissette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • 1981 Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter, born in Ravensdale, Washington
  • 1987 Mike Protich, American rock musician (Red Sun Rising), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1988 Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer
  • 1988 Christine and the Queens [Héloïse Letissier], French singer-songwriter (Chaleur humaine), born in Nantes, France