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June 1936 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jun 29 George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator (Pink Floyd's The Wall), born in London, England
  • Jun 2 Otis Williams, American doo-wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 3 Eddie Willis, American guitar and sitar player (The Funk Brothers), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jun 4 Alan Branscombe, British jazz and session pianist, vibraphonist, and saxophonist (Tubby Hayes; Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"), born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England (d. 1986)
  • Jun 6 Levi Stubbs [Stubbles], American baritone singer (The Four Tops - "It's the Same Old Song"; "Standing In The Shadows of Love"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Jun 7 Kenneth Nichols, Canadian classical pianist, composer, (Symphonic Celebration; Boy In A Cage), and teacher (Brandon University, 1962-96), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta (d. 2021)
  • Jun 8 James Darren [Ercolani], American actor (TJ Hooker; Gidget movies -"Moondoggie"; Diamond Head; Venus in Furs), singer ("Goodbye Cruel World"), and director, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Jud Strunk, American singer-songwriter ( "Daisy a Day"), and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Jun 15 Alexandru Hrisanide, Romanian composer, born in Petrila, Romania (d. 2018)
  • Jun 19 Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • Jun 19 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • Jun 20 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters - "Young Blood"), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Jun 22 Kris Kristofferson, American country singer-songwriter ("Me And Bobby McGee"; "Help Me Make It Through The Night"), and actor (Amerika; Millennium; A Star Is Born), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 22 Verne Allison, American singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian jazz musician and composer, born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil
  • Jun 28 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jun 29 Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee - "Let The Good Times Roll"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Jun 30 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter ("Garden State Stomp"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jun 30 Pauls Dambis, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 24 Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49