On This Day

June 1937 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Recording

Jun 19 Second of two legendary recording sessions by Delta Blues musician Robert Johnson with producer Don Law at the Vitagraph Studios, Dallas, Texas

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter ("Handy Man"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Jun 4 Freddy Fender [Baldemar Huerta], American rock, country and Tejano singer ("Wasted Days And Wasted Nights"; "Before The Next Teardrop Falls"; Texas Tornados - "A Man Can Cry"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jun 5 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • Jun 7 Neeme Järvi, Estonian-American conductor (Gothenburg Symphony, 1982-2004; Detroit Symphony, 1990-2005), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Jun 15 Ray Coleman, British author (biographies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, and Phil Collins), and music journalist (Melody Maker), born in Leicester, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 15 Rolf Riehm, German composer (Sirenen, Bilder des Begehrens und des Vernichtens (Sirens, images of desire and destruction)), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Jun 15 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist ("I'm A Ramblin' Man" ), born in Littlefield, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Jun 20 Jerry Keller, American pop singer-songwriter ("Here Comes Summer"), and actor (If Ever I See You Again), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Jun 21 Raphaël Sommer, Czech cellist, and educator, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2001)
  • Jun 22 Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, English businessman and record producer (Island Records), born in Westminster, London, England
  • Jun 23 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets), born in South Gate, California (d. 2004)
  • Jun 26 Ruben "Baby" López Furst, Argentine jazz pianist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2000)

Weddings in Music

Mary Pickford

Jun 26 Canadian-American silent film actress Mary Pickford (45) weds American actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Louis Vierne, French organist (Notre-Dame, 1900-37), and composer (Messe solennelle), dies at the console at 66