On This Day

June 1935 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion)
  • Jun 6 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jun 6 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • Jun 19 Tommy Devito, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 Terry Riley, American minimalist composer (In C, A Rainbow In Curved Air), born in Colfax, California
  • Jun 25 Eddie Floyd, American singer and composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jun 25 Kurt Schwertsik, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 29 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1988)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Alberto Cametti, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Jacques Urlus, tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • Jun 18 August Reusner, German composer, dies at 64

Person of interestCarlos Gardel

Jun 24 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44