On This Day in Music for June 14

Events in Music

  • 1881 Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • 1923 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)

Music releaseMusic Recording

1946 Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1951 "Courtin' Time" opens at National Theater NYC for 37 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 Elvis Presley graduates from L. C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 "New Faces of 1956" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • 1965 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1965 John Lennon's second book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 "Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Theme From NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1989 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing


Birthdays in Music

  • 1691 Jan Francisci, Slovak composer, born in Banská (d. 1758)
  • 1730 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence (d. 1786) [or Jul 23 1734]
  • 1760 Candido Jose Ruano, composer
  • 1763 Johannes Simon Mayr, composer
  • 1769 Dominique Della-Maria, composer
  • 1835 Nikolay Rubinstein, composer
  • 1854 Frederik Rung, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1865 Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer
  • 1877 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)
  • 1882 Michael Zadora, American pianist and composer, born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • 1884 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • 1904 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, born in Gersau, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1908 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1909 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Hunt City, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Rudolf Kempe, Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
  • 1916 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
  • 1918 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian composer, born in Zlatoust, Ural (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Cy Coleman, [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, composer
  • 1936 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • 1940 Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1943 Harold Wheeler, American composer
  • 1943 Dewey Lindon "Spooner" Oldham, American songwriter and session musician, born in Center Star, Alabama
  • 1945 Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • 1947 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • 1948 Stephen John Hunter, American guitarist, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1949 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • 1949 Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • 1949 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Bart van Lier, Dutch trombonist, born in Haarlem
  • 1953 David Thomas, US singer/songwriter (Pere Ubu)
  • 1956 King Diamond [Kim Petersen], Danish heavy metal musician (Merciful Fate, King Diamond), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1958 Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
  • 1961 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club), born in Bexley, Kent, England
  • 1963 Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 1965 Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1969 MC Ren, American rapper
  • 1973 Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • 1975 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • 1978 The-Dream [Terius Nash], American R&B singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • 1982 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil, Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • 1984 Siobhán Donaghy, British singer (ex-Sugababes)
  • 1988 Kevin Michael McHale, American singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1904 Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1936 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • 2008 Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 2014 Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain

Deaths in Music

  • 1548 Carpentras, French composer
  • 1594 Orlandus Lassus, composer (Prophet sybillarum), dies at about 61
  • 1709 Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65
  • 1744 Andre Campra, French composer, dies at 83
  • 1750 Franz Anton Maichelbeck, composer, dies at 47
  • 1789 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1891 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer, dies at 77
  • 1911 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer, dies at 70
  • 1933 Albert Ross Parsons, American composer, dies at 85
  • 1948 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer, dies at 79
  • 1948 John Blackwood McEwen, composer, dies at 80
  • 1960 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
  • 1962 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer, dies at 65
  • 1965 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1968 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51
  • 1969 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53
  • 1974 Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
  • 1978 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
  • 1982 Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • 1986 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), dies at 67
  • 1989 Pete de Freitas, British drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies in a motorcycle accident at 27
  • 1990 Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1994 Henry Mancini, composer (Pink Panther, Moon River), dies at 70

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1994 Lionel Grigson, British jazz musician, dies at 52
  • 1995 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • 1995 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
  • 1996 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
  • 2000 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2004 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • 2005 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2008 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2009 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2016 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72