On This Day

June 1923 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 14 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Pinkham, American organist, composer (Signs of the Zodiac) and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • Jun 6 Allan Wicks, British cathedral organist and choral conductor (Canterbury, 1961-88), born in Harden, England (d. 2010)
  • Jun 8 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish contemporary classical and minimalist composer (Zomerspelen/Summer Games; Aquarius), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Jun 14 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)

Erroll Garner

Jun 15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist ("Misty"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)

  • Jun 15 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • Jun 16 Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, born in Mollösund, Sweden (d. 1996)
  • Jun 16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • Jun 18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violinist, concert master, and music teacher, born in Hengelo, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Jun 23 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 27 Elmo Hope, American bebop jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • Jun 29 Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China (d. 2019)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 20 Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 30 Claude Antoine Terrasse, French composer, dies at 56