On This Day

June 1915 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Bart Howard [Howard Joseph Gustafson], American songwriter (Fly Me to the Moon), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Jun 2 Robert Moffat Palmer, American composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jun 6 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Jun 9 Les Paul [Polsfuss], American guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • Jun 10 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 17 Stringbean [David Akeman], American banjoist and comedian (Hee Haw), born in Annville, Kentucky (d. 1973)
  • Jun 18 Victor Legley, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Hazebrouck, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • Jun 22 Randolph Hokanson, American concert pianist and teacher (University of Washington, 1949-84), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 2018)
  • Jun 25 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • Jun 27 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician (d. 1995)
  • Jun 28 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 4 William Denis Browne, British composer, dies at 26
  • Jun 7 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, dies at 35
  • Jun 19 Sergei Taneyev, Russian pianist and composer (Oresteia), dies at 58