On This Day

June 1947 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 2 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Jun 4 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • Jun 28 "Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
  • Jun 2 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British rock percussionist (T. Rex), born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England (d. 2003)
  • Jun 4 Toni Wine , American session singer (The Archies; Dawn), and songwriter ("A Groovy Kind of Love"; "Candida"), born in New York City
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, British rock guitarist, bass player, and singer-songwriter (Badfinger -"Without You": "Maybe Tomorrow"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, American violinist, composer, and avant-garde artist ("O Superman"; "Let X=X"), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Terry Williams, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The First Edition - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 8 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 8 Mick Box, British rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London, England
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, British art-rock singer-songwriter (Renaissance - "Carpet Of The Sun"; "Mother Russia") and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations, 1975-83 - "In A Lifetime"; "Power"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 13 Harold Danko, American jazz pianist (Woody Herman's Thundering Herd), and educator (Eastman School), born in Ohio
  • Jun 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, British classical composer (Spiders), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Jun 16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer (SNL; Blues Brothers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American film score (Austin Powers movies), stage, and concert composer, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, British rock singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics - "All I Need Is A Miracle"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Vlastimir Trajković, Serbian avant-garde composer, and educator, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (d. 2017)
  • Jun 17 Gregg Rolie, American rock singer and keyboardist (Santana, 1965-71; Journey, 1973-80; Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, 2012-present), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 17 Rev. Timothy Wright, American gospel singer (Been There Done That), and pastor, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, British composer, born in London, England
  • Jun 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer (Butterfly), born in Seinäjoki, Finland
  • Jun 20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (The Crystals - "Then He Kissed Me"; "Da Doo Ron Ron"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Jun 21 Joey Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger - "Come And Get It"; "Day After Day"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 21 Chuck Anderson, American jazz and session guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan {Kaplan], American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestMick Fleetwood

Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
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Mick Fleetwood
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, Dutch singer and actress (Ice Cream Soda), born in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • Jun 26 Jef Labes, American session and touring keyboard player and arranger (Van Morrison; Jonathan Edwards), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), born in California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Herman Darewsky, British composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 12 Jazeps Medins, Latvian composer, dies at 70