On This Day

June 1943 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • Jun 1 Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 2 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
  • Jun 3 Mike Dennis, rocker (Dovells)
  • Jun 5 Bill Hopkins, composer
  • Jun 14 Harold Wheeler, American composer and orchestrator, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 14 [Dewey Lindon] Spooner Oldham, American songwriter and session musician (Muscle Shoals), born in Center Star, Alabama
  • Jun 15 [Mervyn] Muff Winwood, English songwriter and bassist (Spencer Davis Group, "Gimme Some Lovin"), born in Erdington, Birmingham
  • Jun 15 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France", born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Jun 17 Christopher Brown, English composer, born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Person of interestBarry Manilow

Jun 17 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • Jun 18 Raffaella Carrà [Pelloni], Italian singer and actress, born in Bologna, Italy
  • Jun 21 Salomé [Maria Rosa Marco Poquet], Spanish singer, born in Barcelona
  • Jun 22 Ralph Molina, American drummer (Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band), born in Puerto Rico
  • Jun 23 James Levine, American conductor, (director of the Metropolitan Opera), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 25 Chris Huston, British-born recording engineer and guitarist, born in North Wales
  • Jun 26 Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lancashire, England
  • Jun 26 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • Jun 29 Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

Person of interestLittle Eva

Jun 29 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • Jun 30 Florence Ballard, American R&B singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)