On This Day in Music for June 13

Events in Music

  • 1855 Opera "Les Vêpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
  • 1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1956 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1961 "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances

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1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins The Rolling Stones

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK
  • 1970 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1970 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

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1976 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1988 George Harrison releases "This is Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • 1993 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995 Björk releases her 2nd solo album "Post"

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995 "Jagged Little Pill" 3rd studio album by Alanis Morissette is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1996)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseMusic Single

2008 "Viva la Vida" single released by Coldplay, - their 1st US No. 1, (Grammy Song of the Year)

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin

Birthdays in Music

  • 1592 Tobias Michael, German composer, born in Dresden (d. 1657)
  • 1627 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, born in Wil (d. 1685)
  • 1701 Angelo Antonio Caroli, composer
  • 1736 Henryk Klein, composer
  • 1757 Christian Ludwig Dieter, composer
  • 1761 Anton Wranitzky, composer
  • 1765 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1807)
  • 1775 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician and musician (d. 1833)
  • 1824 Julius Eichberg, composer
  • 1829 Antonio Zamara, composer
  • 1863 Josef Venantius von Woss, composer
  • 1869 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Max d' Ollone, composer
  • 1899 Carlos Chavez, Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfonia India)
  • 1903 Philipp Kutev, composer
  • 1905 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
  • 1919 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • 1927 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, born in Buvika (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
  • 1940 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), born in Northern California (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
  • 1942 James Carr, American singer (To Love Somebody), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1949 Dennis Locorriere, Union City NJ, rock guitarist (Dr Hook)
  • 1951 Liz Phillips, composer
  • 1954 Bo [Robert] Donaldson, American rock vocalist (Billy Don't Be a Hero), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954 Jorge Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Malo), born in Autlán de Navarro
  • 1954 Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer
  • 1963 Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth)
  • 1964 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
  • 1965 Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer
  • 1968 Deniece Peterson, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 1968 David Gray, British musician
  • 1969 Jamie Walters, American actor and singer (The Heights, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Søren Rasted, Danish musician (Aqua), born in Blovstrød
  • 1970 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
  • 1972 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1973 Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
  • 1973 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
  • 1974 Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 1976 Kym Marsh, English singer, actress, & T.V. presenter
  • 1976 Jason 'J' Brown, English Singer
  • 1980 Sarah Connor, German singer
  • 1985 Raz-B, American singer (B2K)
  • 1989 Lisa Tucker, American singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1550 Johann Spangenberg, composer, dies at 66
  • 1713 Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at about 49
  • 1839 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer, dies at 66
  • 1873 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • 1928 Damaso Ledesma, composer, dies at 60
  • 1954 Nikolai Obouhov, composer, dies at 62
  • 1962 Eugene Goossens, British composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • 1969 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), dies in a plane crash at 39
  • 1972 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), dies at 39
  • 1973 Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60
  • 1973 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82
  • 1984 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92
  • 1984 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), dies at 39 of AIDS-related pneumonia complications
  • 1986 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77
  • 1994 Igor Youskevitch, dancer, dies at 82
  • 1995 David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
  • 2005 David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2015 MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), dies in a car accident at 47