On This Day

June 1951 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 14 "Courtin' Time" opens at National Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Jun 17 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Jun 21 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Steve Brookins, rocker (.38 Special)
  • Jun 2 Dave Flett, Scottish rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Thin Lizzy), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Jun 6 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jun 8 Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], Welsh rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in Skewen, Neath, Wales
  • Jun 8 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • Jun 9 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Bun E. Carlos [Brad Carlson], American rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Jun 12 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Jun 13 Liz Phillips, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 13 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 15 Steve Walsh, American singer (Kansas), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 20 Peter Gordon, composer
  • Jun 21 Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Rindy Ross, American rock vocalist and saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 26 Tony Currenti, Italian-Australian drummer (AC/DC), born in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Italy
  • Jun 28 David “Frankie” Toler, American drummer and percussionist (Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana, USA), (d. 2011)
  • Jun 30 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Stanley Clarke, American jazz/fusion bassist (Return To Forever - No Mystery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 4 Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American conductor (Boston Symphony, 1924-49), dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70