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June 1945 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 5 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Linda Scott [Sampson], American pop singer ("I've Told Every Little Star"), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 4 Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Gordon Waller, Scottish singer (Peter & Gordon - "World Without Love"), born in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • Jun 5 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Staunton, Virginia
  • Jun 10 Benny Gallagher, Scottish pop-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Gallagher and Lyle - "I Wanna Stay With You"), born in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Jun 10 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jun 14 Rod Argent, English rock musician (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; Argent - "Hold Your Head Up"), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Jun 16 John Dawson [a.k.a. Marmaduke], American musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jun 19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Jun 19 Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 20 (Morna) Anne Murray, Canadian popsinger ("Snow Bird"; "You Needed Me"), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada,
  • Jun 23 Paul Goddard, American rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So In To You"), born in Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Jun 24 Colin Blunstone, British rock singer-songwriter (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jun 25 Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter ("Anticipation"; "You're So Vain"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Barry Schrader, American electronic muscic composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 27 Joey Covington [Michno], American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Jun 27 Joel Revzen, American opera conductor and pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Jun 28 Dave Knights, British rock bassist (Procol Harum - "Conquistador"), born in London, England
  • Jun 28 Raul Seixas, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter ("Mosca na Sopa" - "Fly In The Soup"), born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (d. 1989)

Weddings in Music

LovePerson of Interest

Jun 15 American singer and actress Judy Garland (23) weds American director Vincente Minnelli (42); divorce in 1951

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 7 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), dies at 69
  • Jun 26 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 54
  • Jun 26 Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, composer, dies at 72