On This Day in Music for June 5

Events in Music

  • 1945 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
  • 1948 "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" single released by Stan Jones
  • 1964 Davie Jones & King Bees release debut single "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie
  • 1964 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California
  • 1965 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • 1976 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • 1981 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England", his ninth studio album, includes John Lennon tribute "All Those Years Ago" (Featuring Paul and Ringo)
  • 1982 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
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Weddings in Music

  • 1979 American blues musician Muddy Waters (64) weds Marva Jean Brooks (25) in Chicago
  • 1993 American pop singer Mariah Carey (24) weds Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola (43), at St. Patrick's cathedral in New York City; divorced 1998
  • 1997 British "Oasis" guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 2001

Divorces in Music

  • 2012 NBC musical drama series "Smash" actress Debra Messing (43) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman (44) by their mutual decision after 10 years of marriage

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