On This Day

On This Day in Music for June 1

Events in Music

  • 1893 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1960 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1963 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
  • 1964 Rolling Stones arrive in New York's Kennedy International Airport for 1st US tour, greeted by about 500 fans
  • 1966 George Harrison is impressed by sitarist Ravi Shankar's concert in London
  • 1967 EMI releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" nation-wide in the UK; it goes to number one for 22 weeks in the UK
  • 1968 Simon & Garfunkel's single "Mrs Robinson" from "The Graduate" hits #1 (first rock song to win Grammy for Record of the Year)
  • 1970 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
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Weddings in Music

  • 1985 Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret; divorce in 1991
  • 1997 Grammy Award-winning pop-country singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia
  • 2005 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil

Divorces in Music

  • 1994 Guns N' Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai

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Musicians Who Died on Jun 1

  • 1639 Melchior Franck, German composer
  • 1699 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player, dies at 54
  • 1763 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1810 Johann Paul Wessely, Czech composer, dies at 47
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