On This Day

On This Day in Music for June 2

Events in Music

  • 1771 "Armida", an operatic 'dramma per musica' by Antonio Salieri debuts at the Vienna Burgtheater
  • 1947 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1962 Ray Charles' cover of Don Gibson's "I Can't Stop Loving You", from his influential crossover album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" hits #1 on Billboard
  • 1964 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 1967 Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the US; it is their first album with identical track listings in US and UK, and goes to number one for 15 weeks in US, 22 weeks in UK
  • 1973 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1978 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen fourth studio album "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
  • 1980 "Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God" opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1989 Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman (52) weds Mandy Smith (18); divorced in 1993

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Musicians Who Died on Jun 2

  • 1750 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine and composer, dies at 68
  • 1832 Manuel del Popolo García, Spanish composer and tenor, dies at 57
  • 1873 François George-Hainl, French cellist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1919 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61
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