On This Day in Music for June 17

Events in Music

  • 1951 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1957 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
  • 1965 British rock band The Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
  • 1967 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
  • 1970 British rock band Led Zeppelin begin their last European tour
  • 1971 Carole King's album "Tapestry" goes to #1 on US album charts and stays there for 15 weeks
  • 1972 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" single by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • 1973 Dolly Parton records her song "I Will Always Love You" (later a huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville
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Weddings in Music

  • 1983 American singer-songwriter, of The Eagles, Glenn Frey (34) weds America artist Janie Beggs; divorce in 1988
  • 2000 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

Divorces in Music

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Musicians Who Died on Jun 17

  • 1672 Orazio Benevoli, Franco-Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1854 (Gertrude) "Henriette" Sontag, later Countess Rossi, German operatic soprano (Carl Maria von Weber's "Euryanthe"), dies at 48
  • 1941 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78
  • 1951 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
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