On This Day in Music for June 10

Events in Music

  • 1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
  • 1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • 1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
  • 1966 Beatles record "Rain" 1st to use reverse tapes

Music concertMusic Concert

1966 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, California

Music releaseMusic Recording

1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
  • 1990 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1990 "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances
  • 1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity
  • 1991 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
  • 1992 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1995 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1996 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson

Film release premierFilm Release

2003 "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

Birthdays in Music

  • 1781 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer
  • 1790 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer
  • 1831 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer (d. 1898)
  • 1843 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer
  • 1879 Benjamin Lambord, composer
  • 1890 Powell Weaver, composer
  • 1891 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips)
  • 1893 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor
  • 1894 Pavel Borkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight])
  • 1901 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Gaston Brenta, composer
  • 1906 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • 1909 Erwin Dressel, composer
  • 1910 Howlin' Wolf, [Chester Arthur Burnett], harmonica (Big City Blues)
  • 1910 Robert Still, English composer (d. 1971)
  • 1911 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1913 John Edmunds, composer
  • 1913 Thor Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin, conductor (Cin Symph 1958)
  • 1913 Tikhon Nikoleyevich Khrennikov, composer
  • 1915 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1920 Zbynek Vostrak, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922 Judy Garland, [Frances Gumm], American actress/singer (The Wizard of Oz), born in Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1929 Vasile Herman, composer
  • 1931 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist
  • 1934 Nicolas Roussakis, composer
  • 1940 John William Stevens, jazz drummer
  • 1941 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • 1941 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor
  • 1942 Janet Vogel, rocker (Skyliners)
  • 1945 Martin Wesley-Smith, composer
  • 1961 Maxi Priest, [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
  • 1961 Kim Deal, American musician (Pixies), (The Breeders)
  • 1961 Kelley Deal, American musician (The Breeders)
  • 1964 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1967 Human Beatbox, [Darren Robinson], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • 1967 Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)
  • 1968 The D.O.C., American rapper
  • 1970 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • 1971 Joel Hailey, American singer
  • 1973 Faith Evans, American singer
  • 1977 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1977 Adam Darski, Polish musician most known for being the leader of Behemoth
  • 1979 Lee Brice, American country singer and songwriter (Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1981 Hoku, American singer and actress

Weddings in Music

  • 1995 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles
  • 2006 Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain
  • 2012 Country music singer Wynonna Judd (48) weds "Highway 101" drummer Cactus Moser in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • 1556 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies
  • 1800 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1849 Friedrich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1883 Carl Gradener, composer, dies at 71
  • 1893 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • 1899 Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
  • 1918 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • 1934 Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72
  • 1953 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
  • 1954 Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
  • 1964 Louis Gruenberg, composer, dies at 79
  • 1968 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer, dies at 65
  • 1982 Addie "Micki" Harris, US singer (Shirelles-Mama Said), dies at 42
  • 1992 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004 Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 2004 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
  • 2016 Christina Grimmie, American singer and contestant on "The Voice", dies of gunshot wound at 22