On This Day in Music for June 17

Events in Music

  • 1951 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1961 "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
  • 1979 "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 1990 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • 1990 "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1995 "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 43rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1725 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer
  • 1750 Michel Woldemar, composer
  • 1818 Charles Francois Gounod, opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France
  • 1855 Fritz Steinbach, composer
  • 1861 Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), born in Islington, London (d. 1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 5th June], born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971)

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1883 Alexandre Cellier, composer
  • 1888 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer
  • 1895 Slavko Osterc, composer
  • 1900 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 John Verrall, composer
  • 1910 Herbert Owen Reed, composer
  • 1910 Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d.1968)
  • 1915 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1916 Einar Englund, composer
  • 1919 Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
  • 1922 Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer
  • 1922 Jerry Fielding, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Manuel Enriquez, composer
  • 1927 Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • 1930 Romuald Twardowski, composer
  • 1933 Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor
  • 1939 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
  • 1942 Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1943 Christopher Brown, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1947 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • 1947 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • 1957 Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), (d. 2013)
  • 1957 Martin Dillon, American opera singer (d. 2005)
  • 1958 Jello Biafra [Eric Reed Boucher], American musician and activist (Dead Kennedys), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1958 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
  • 1962 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1965 David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1967 Eric Stefani, American musician
  • 1969 Kevin Thornton, Amarillo, vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • 1971 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1972 Sebastian White, musician and artist
  • 1976 Luke Bryan, American country singer (I'll Stay Me), born in Leesburg, Georgia
  • 1977 Roger Manganelli, American bassist (Less Than Jake)
  • 1978 Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer
  • 1980 Kimeru, Japanese singer
  • 1983 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1983 Lee Ryan, British singer (Blue)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1983 Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1997 Pop rock band singer Kevin Jonas (24) weds Danielle Deleasa (25) at Oheka Castle
  • 2000 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

Deaths in Music

  • 1672 Orazio Benevoli, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1941 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78
  • 1951 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • 1952 Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
  • 1953 Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76
  • 1983 Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60
  • 1986 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
  • 1992 Dewey Balfa, American Cajun fiddler and singer, dies at 65
  • 2005 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
  • 2007 Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • 2008 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 86
  • 2016 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), dies from diabetes complications at 46