On This Day in Music for July 6

Events in Music

  • 1946 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

1957 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1964 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • 1997 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2010 Brandon Boyd announces the release of his debut solo album, "The Wild Trapeze"

Musician Brandon Boyd
Musician
Brandon Boyd

Birthdays in Music

  • 1580 Johann Stobaeus, composer
  • 1632 Albert Schop, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1667)
  • 1632 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, born in Genoa (d. 1685)
  • 1678 Nicola Francesco Haym, composer
  • 1702 Franz Anton Maichelbeck, composer
  • 1739 Freidrich Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • 1747 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer
  • 1773 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer
  • 1800 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer
  • 1837 Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer
  • 1852 John Albert Delany, composer
  • 1864 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer/conductor (Artemis)
  • 1865 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (d. 1950)
  • 1877 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • 1898 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • 1904 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • 1906 Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens, composer
  • 1908 Leonce Grass, Flemish singer/conductor
  • 1910 Dorothy Kirsten, soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1911 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1914 Jens Rohiner, composer
  • 1915 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • 1917 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Francisco Moncion, dancer
  • 1923 Marie McDonald, Burgin KY, singer/actress (Promises Promises)
  • 1925 Bill Haley, rock vocalist (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1927 Charles Whittenberg, composer
  • 1927 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader
  • 1932 Della Reese, singer/actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1937 Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1938 Franco, Zaire, composer/guitarist/leader (Masumbuku)
  • 1939 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Jeannie Seely, American singer
  • 1950 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • 1952 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • 1953 Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
  • 1956 John Jorgenson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1959 John Keeble, rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1967 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer
  • 1969 Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
  • 1970 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
  • 1970 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
  • 1972 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer
  • 1972 Mark Gasser, British pianist
  • 1975 50 Cent [Curtis James Jackson III], American rapper and businessman, born in Queens, New York
  • 1979 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet)
  • 1982 Tay Zonday, American singer and keyboardist
  • 1984 Lauren Harris, British rock singer
  • 1987 Kate Nash, English singer/songwriter

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1877 Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

  • 1968 US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr (33) weds Brenda Halsinger

HeartWedding of Interest

1971 ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 2016 NFL quarterback Russell Wilson (27) weds singer-songwriter Ciara (30) at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England

Deaths in Music

  • 1480 Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer and organist, dies at 64
  • 1734 Nicolas Bernier, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1765 Ferdinand Zellbell the elder, Swedish composer, dies at 76
  • 1768 Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel, composer, dies at 78
  • 1795 Georg Gottfried Petri, composer, dies at 79
  • 1816 Philipp Meissner, composer, dies at 67
  • 1858 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer, dies at 78
  • 1860 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer, dies at 37
  • 1868 Samuel Lover, composer, dies at 71
  • 1879 Henry Smart, English organist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1896 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, composer, dies at 54
  • 1902 Leopoldo Miguez, composer, dies at 51
  • 1933 Robert Kajanus, composer, dies at 76
  • 1950 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1923)
  • 1951 Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
  • 1955 Paolo Gallico, composer, dies at 87
  • 1961 Scott LaFaro, American musician (b. 1936)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1973 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • 1974 Carlos Isamitt, composer, dies at 87
  • 1977 Oedoen Partos, composer, dies at 69
  • 1979 Van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35
  • 1995 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher, dies at 76
  • 1999 Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • 2003 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies at 69
  • 2004 Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2005 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • 2008 Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
  • 2009 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)