On This Day

June 1955 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 18 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • Jun 20 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances

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Jun 21 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

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  • Jun 25 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • Jun 5 Hugh Marsh, Canadian session, touring, and jazz electric violinist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 7 Joey Scarbury, American singer-songwriter ("Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)"), born in Ontario, California
  • Jun 7 Jon Balke, Norwegian jazz pianist, composer and band leader (Magnetic North Orchestra), born in Furnes, Norway
  • Jun 8 James Jonathan Sylvers, American keyboardist and vocalist (The Sylvers -"Boogie Fever"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 8 Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Black Flag), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jun 22 Jeffrey Mumford, American contemporary classical composer, and educator, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 23 Glenn Danzig [Anzalone], American rock musician, singer (The Misfits; Samhain; Danzig), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Jun 26 Mick Jones, English rock guitarist and singer (The Clash, 1976-83 - "Rock The Casbah"; Big Audio Dynamite, 1984-97 - "Rush"), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Sam Tshabalala, South African guitarist, and composer (The Malopoets; Sabeka), born in South Africa
  • Jun 28 Thomas Hampson, American lyric baritone, born in Elkhart, Indiana

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 F Melius Christiansen, composer, dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Marcel Samuel-Rousseau, French organist and opera composer (Le Bon Roi Dagobert), dies at 72
  • Jun 18 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 18 Willy Burkhard, Swiss composer, dies at 55