On This Day

June 1941 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)

Person of interestCharlie Watts

Jun 2 Charlie Watts, British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England (d. 2021)

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • Jun 2 William Guest, American soul singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 4 George Jinda, Hungarian-American smooth jazz and world music percussionist (Special EFX), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
  • Jun 5 Martha Argerich, Argentine-Swiss classical piano prodigy (concert debut at age 8; Chopin Competition winner, 1964), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 7 Jaime Laredo, Bolivian violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize, 1959), conductor (Vermont Symphony, 1999-), and educator, born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Jun 7 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in Crawford, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jun 8 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop singer (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Elkins, West Virginia
  • Jun 9 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017) [1]
  • Jun 9 Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 10 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • Jun 10 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"; "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Jun 10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Jun 12 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Jun 12 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], British rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, born in Andover, Hampshire, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 12 Roy Harper, English musician (Folkjokeopus), born in Rusholme, Manchester
  • Jun 13 Esther Ofarim, Israeli pop singer ("T'en vas pas"; "Cinderella Rockerfella"), born in Safed, British Palestine
  • Jun 13 Marv Tarplin American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles , 1958-1973 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), Atlanta, Georgia, (d. 2011)
  • Jun 15 Harry Nilsson, American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 16 Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 16 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist, born in Fiume, Italy (d. 1974)
  • Jun 21 Mitty Collier, American gospel and R&B singer ("I Had A Talk With My Man"), and church pastor, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Box Of Rain"; "Ripple"; "Friend Of The Devil"; "Truckin'"), and singer-songwriter, born in Arroyo Grande, California (d. 2019)
  • Jun 30 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), born in Hamlet, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Jun 30 Mike Leander, English songwriter and record producer, born in Walthamstow, Essex (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 17 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78

Person of interestIgnacy Jan Paderewski

Jun 29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski