On This Day

On This Day in Music for June 10

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Gioachino Rossini's "La gaza ladra"

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1865 Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde" premieres in Munich, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
  • 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
Janis Joplin
  • 1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and 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
  • 1972 "Too Young" single released by Donny Osmond
  • 1974 "Feel Like Makin' Love" single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)
  • 1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
  • 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 Florida 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 and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2007 Novelty dance song "I'm a Gummy Bear" by German band Gummibär released

Birthdays in Music

  • 1781 Giovanni Battista Polledro, Italian composer, born in Piovà Massaia, Italy (d. 1853)
  • 1790 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, born in Givet, France (d. 1875)
  • 1831 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1898)
  • 1843 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1900)
  • 1879 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, born in Portland, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1890 Powell Weaver, American composer, born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1891 Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1894 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • 1909 Erwin Dressel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues musician (Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor), born in White Station, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1911 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1913 John Edmunds, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Thor Johnson, American conductor (Cin Symph 1958), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, born in Yelets, Russia (d. 2007)
  • 1915 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1920 Zbyněk Vostřák, Czech composer (While We Are Falling Asleep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985) [1]

Person of interestJudy Garland

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

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • 1925 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1929 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Vasile Herman, composer
  • 1931 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965), born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • 1931 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, born in Mylapore, Chennai, British India (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Nicolas Roussakis, American composer, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 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 (Home Improvement, Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Janet Vogel, rocker (Skyliners)
  • 1945 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1954 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 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. [Tracy Curry], American rapper and producer (N.W.A.), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • 1971 (Joel) "Jo-Jo" Hailey, American R&B singer (Jodeci - "Come And Talk To Me"; "Cry For You"), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 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 Romantic composer (Poème; Solitude dance le bois), dies in a cycling accident at 44
  • 1918 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • 1934 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life, Brigg Fair, In a Summer Garden), dies at 72
  • 1953 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
  • 1954 Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
  • 1964 Louis Gruenberg, Russian-American composer (Daniel Jazz), dies at 79
  • 1968 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • 1982 Addie "Micki" Harris, American singer (Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • 1992 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • 1998 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 45

Person of interestRay Charles

2004 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • 2004 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
  • 2009 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), dies from complications of a stroke at 66
  • 2016 Christina Grimmie, American singer and contestant on "The Voice", dies of a gunshot wound at 22
  • 2019 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), dies at 83
  • 2019 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), dies of cancer at 76