June 1946 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 8 "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances

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Jun 14 Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time

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  • Jun 29 "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Jun 29 "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jun 5 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • Jun 6 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 7 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • Jun 12 Eelco Gelling, Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby + Blizzards), born in Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • Jun 13 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 15 Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
  • Jun 15 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • Jun 15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2015)
  • Jun 15 Duris Maxwell [a.k.a. Ted Lewis], Canadian drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 16 Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Jun 20 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • Jun 21 Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • Jun 22 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • Jun 25 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jun 25 Ian McDonald, English rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Daria Semegen, American composer, born in Bamberg, Germany
  • Jun 27 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder, Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • Jun 28 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
  • Jun 30 Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jun 16 Miloje Milojevic, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Heinrich Kaminski, German composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 30 Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64