On This Day

June 1950 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 27 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 28 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Charlene [D'Angelo], singer (I've Never Been To Me)
  • Jun 3 Suzi Quatro, American pop singer (Stumblin'), and actress (Happy Days - "Leather Tuscadero"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 3 Deniece Williams [Chandler], American pop singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 4 Dagmar Krause, German singer (Slapp Happy; Henry Cow; Art Bears), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 5 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), born in Washington, DC (d. 1990)
  • Jun 8 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg competition, 1976; Tchaikovsky Competition, 1978; Avery Fisher Prize, 1983), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut
  • Jun 9 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 11 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 14 Bart van Lier, Dutch trombonist, born in Haarlem
  • Jun 16 James Smith, American singer (Stylistics), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 17 Nicky Marrero, American percussionist and timbalero (Eddie Palmieri; Fania All Stars; Típica 73!), born in South Bronx, New York City
  • Jun 19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart-What About Love), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 21 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"), born in The Bronx, NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jun 30 Leonard Whiting, English actor and singer (Romeo and Juliet), born in London, England

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 22 Julio Fonseca, Costa Rican composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 28 Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, dies at 72