On This Day in Music for June 3

Events in Music

  • 1911 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" record by Fred Fisher and Alfred Bryan, sung by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
  • 1939 "Beer Barrel Polka" by Will Glahe hits #1 on the pop singles chart
  • 1948 Musical "Sleepy Hollow", based on Washington Irving's novel, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances
  • 1961 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
  • 1967 Aretha Franklin's cover of the Otis Redding song "Respect" reaches #1
  • 1972 "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
  • 1973 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater, NYC, after 17 performances
  • 1976 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold
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Weddings in Music

  • 1869 French "Carmen" composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy (20)
  • 1971 Singer Crystal Gayle marries Bill Gatzimos
  • 1989 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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