On This Day

June 1952 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 7 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "That Smell"; "Freebird"), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jun 5 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Katzen, American French horn player (Boston Symphony, 1979-2008), and teacher (University of Arizona, 2008-), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 5 Monnette Sudler, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 6 Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese pop-rock drummer and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 7 Royce Campbell, touring, session, and jazz guitarist (Marvin Gaye; Henry Mancini), born in North Vernon, Indiana
  • Jun 9 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • Jun 11 Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist (.38 Special), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 12 Dale Krantz, American singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)

Pete Farndon

Jun 12 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

  • Jun 13 Russell Javors, American rock guitarist (Billy Joel's band, 1976 to 1989), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 14 Eddie Mekka [Mekjian], American stage and screen singer and actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Carmine - The Big Ragoo"), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Jun 16 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer ("Living Inside Myself"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 16 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits - In the Dutch Mountains)
  • Jun 18 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 21 Marcella Detroit [Levy], American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter ("Lay Down Sally"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 21 Judith Bingham, British mezzo-soprano, and contemporary classical composer, born in Nottingham, England
  • Jun 23 Anthony Jackson, American jazz, jazz-fusion, R&B, session and touring electric 4 and 6-string bassist (Philadelphia International Records, Billy Paul, Paul Simon, Chaka Kahn, Steve Kahn, Al DiMeola, Roberta Flack), born in New York City
  • Jun 25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)
  • Jun 25 Tim Finn, New Zealand rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Split Enz - "I Got You"; Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"), and theatre and film composer ("Puberty Blues"), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Jun 25 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1982)
  • Jun 28 Alan Pasqua, American jazz and rock pianist, composer and educator (Standards; Twin Bill), born in New Jersey

Weddings in Music

Judy Garland

Jun 8 American singer and actress Judy Garland (29) weds American producer Sidney Luft (36) in Hollister, California; divorce in 1965

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 9 Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • Jun 14 John Kirby [Kirk], American jazz double-bassist and tuba player (Benny Goodman; "Undecided"), dies at 43
  • Jun 17 Alberto Williams, Argentine pianist and composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
  • Jun 18 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone, dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • Jun 24 Lodewijk Mortelmans, Belgian composer, dies at 84