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 Orch peaks at #2
  • 1961 "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1967 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5

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
  • 1971 Carole King's album "Tapestry" goes to No. 1 on US album charts and stays there for 15 weeks
  • 1972 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • 1978 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
  • 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 interestIgor Stravinsky

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

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 interestBarry Manilow

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)
  • 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

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1988 Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillips

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

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, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1979 Lou Frizzell, American actor and music director (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 59
  • 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
  • 2002 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, dies at 89
  • 2005 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum), dies at 42
  • 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