June 1936 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 2 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 6 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song)
  • Jun 11 Jud Strunk, American musician and comedian (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • Jun 15 Alexandru Hrisanide, composer
  • 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 singer/actor (Amerika, Millennium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 22 Verne Allison, singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
  • Jun 22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 28 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • Jun 29 Leonard Lee, US vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll)
  • Jun 30 Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • Jun 30 Pauls Dambis, composer

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