June 1928 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End Blues"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), born in Thilbodaux, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jun 4 Teddy Kotick, American jazz double bassist (Phil Woods; Charlie Parker; Bill Evans), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Anthony Ortega, American session and jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and flautist (A Man and His Horns), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 7 Charles Strouse, American composer (Bye Bye Birdie; Annie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11 Bob Gordon, American cool jazz baritone saxophonist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Jun 12 Richard Sherman, American composer and lyricist (The Sherman Brothers - Mary Poppins), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 16 Sergiu Comissiona, Romanian-Israeli-American conductor (Haifa Symphony, 1959-64; Gothenburg Symphony, 1966-77; Philharmonic; Baltimore Symphony, 1969-84), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2005)
  • Jun 20 Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • Jun 21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Le Nozze di Figaro - "Susanna"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jun 25 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus; Windows), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 25 William Joseph Russo, American trombonist, jazz, classical and theater composer (Titans Symphony) and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jun 28 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 6 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 13 Dámaso Ledesma, Spanish organist, composer, musicologist, and priest, dies at 60
  • Jun 23 Thomas H. Rollinson, American composer, dies at 84