On This Day

June 1920 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 Britt Woodman, American jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington; Charles Mingus; Lionel Hampton), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Jun 5 Kurt Edelhagen, German jazz pianist and big band leader, born in Herne, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jun 10 Zbyněk Vostřák, Czech composer (While We Are Falling Asleep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985) [1]
  • Jun 11 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • Jun 11 Shelly Manne, American 'West Coast' jazz and session drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader, born in New York City (d. 1984)
  • Jun 14 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian-Coviet composer and educator, born in Zlatoust, Ural, Russia (d. 1989)
  • Jun 18 Jack Ellory, British orchestral and session alto and bass flute player (Philharmonia Orchestra; The Beatles - "The Fool on the Hill"), born in Cornwall, England (d. 2009)
  • Jun 20 Donato "Danny" Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (The Esquires; Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rock Around The Clock"), born in Jamesville, New York (d. 1954)
  • Jun 23 Paul Des Marais, American composer, born in Menominee, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • Jun 24 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), born in Berlin, Gemany (d. 2013) [1]
  • Jun 26 June Preisser, American acrobatic dancer and actress (Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 15 Michel-Gaston Carraud, French composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 27 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist ("O Canada"), dies at 81