On This Day

June 1957 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • Jun 17 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orch peaks at #2

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • Jun 4 Tinsley Ellis, American electric blues guitarist, and singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 5 John Fumo, American session and touring trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, and educator, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Jun 6 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer ("Mama Used to Say"), born in London, England
  • Jun 7 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican pop and merengue singer, composer, and record producer, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 12 Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2017) [1]
  • Jun 14 Chad Cromwell, American session and touring drummer (Joe Walsh; Neil Young; Mark Knopfler; Kenny Chesney), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Jun 15 Brad Gillis, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Night Ranger), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 17 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), born in Dublin (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Martin Dillon, American operatic tenor and teacher, born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Jun 21 Mark Brzezicki, British rock drummer (Big Country - "Wonderland"; "In A Big Country"), born in Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Jun 22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs - "Kiss the Dirt"), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 22 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • Jun 23 Lee John [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 24 Astro [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jun 26 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal - "Warrior"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Robert Forster, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 9 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 12 James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • Jun 28 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), dies at 88