June 1941 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Edo de Waart, Dutch conductor (New Zealand Symphony, 2016-19; Milwaukee Symphony, 2009-17; Minnesota Orchestra, 1986-96; San Francisco Symphony, 1977-85), born in Amsterdam, Holland

Charlie Watts (1941-2021)

Jun 2 British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

  • 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 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in Crawford, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jun 7 Jaime Laredo, Bolivian violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize, 1959), conductor (Vermont Symphony, 1999-), and educator, born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Jun 8 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter (Parliament-Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Elkins, West Virginia (d. 2023) [1]
  • 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 blues-rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards), born in Assen, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 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 10 Shirley Owens Alston, American singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"; "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Jun 12 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 27 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, British folk-rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Folkjokeopus; Work of Heart), born in Rusholme, Manchester, England
  • Jun 13 Esther Ofarim (née Zaied), Israeli folk and pop singer ("T'en vas pas"; Ester & Abi - "Cinderella Rockerfella"), and actress, born in Safed, British Palestine (now Israel)
  • Jun 13 Marv Tarplin American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles, 1958-1973 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), Atlanta, Georgia, (d. 2011)

Harry Nilsson (1941-1994)

Jun 15 American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Jun 16 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist, born in Fiume, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 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 (d. 2022) [1]
  • 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

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)

Jun 29 Polish pianist, composer and statesman (Prime Minister of Poland, 1919), dies of pneumonia, in New York, at 80