On This Day in Music for June 5

Events in Music

  • 1945 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

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1981 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1983 37th Tony Awards: "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Cats" win
  • 1989 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Randy Travis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1993 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • 1994 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1995 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire
  • 2013 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

2013 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins


Birthdays in Music

  • 1665 Nicolas Bernier, French composer, born in Mantes-sur-Seine (d. 1734)
  • 1686 Cristoph Raupach, composer
  • 1759 Theodor Zwetler, composer
  • 1798 Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer
  • 1813 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer
  • 1826 Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer
  • 1863 Arthur Somervell, composer
  • 1876 Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • 1879 Adolf Wiklund, composer
  • 1884 Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
  • 1895 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus)
  • 1909 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Friedrich Wildgans, composer
  • 1914 Rose Hill, British actress and operatic soprano ('Allo 'Allo!, Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • 1918 Branimir Sakac, composer
  • 1919 Akeo Watanabe, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1920 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • 1923 Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)
  • 1925 Dorothy Claire, LaPorte Ind, singer (Winchell & Mahoney)
  • 1930 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, composer
  • 1935 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion)
  • 1937 Stanley Lunetta, composer
  • 1937 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1940 Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)
  • 1941 Martha Argerich, pianist (debut 1949), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1942 Charles Dodge, composer
  • 1943 Bill Hopkins, composer
  • 1944 Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • 1945 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall), born in Staunton, Virginia
  • 1946 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • 1947 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1948 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • 1950 Ronnie Dyson, American singer (Hair, All over your face)
  • 1952 Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • 1954 Peter Erskine, jazz drummer (Weather Report)
  • 1954 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden-Powerslave), born in London, England
  • 1956 Kenny G, saxophonist (Duotones)
  • 1956 Richard Butler, English singer (Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1959 Michael Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
  • 1964 Mags, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • 1964 Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
  • 1965 Sandrine Piau, French soprano
  • 1969 Brian McKnight, American musician

Person of interestMark Wahlberg

1971 Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 1972 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • 1973 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • 1977 Christian Martucci, American musician
  • 1977 Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
  • 1979 Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • 1979 David Bisbal, Spanish singer
  • 1981 Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1984 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress
  • 1995 Troye Mellet, Australian Actor And Singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Blues musician Muddy Waters (64) weds Marva Jean Brooks (25) in Chicago

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music)

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1999 Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

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

Deaths in Music

  • 1625 Orlando Gibbons, English organist/composer (Silver Swan), dies at 41
  • 1722 Johann Kuhnau, German composer and writer, dies at 62
  • 1785 Gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71
  • 1816 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 1826 Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber, composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 1852 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer, dies at 45
  • 1861 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer, dies at 55
  • 1868 Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer, dies at 73
  • 1885 Julius Benedict, composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80
  • 1894 Immanuel Faisst, composer, dies at 70
  • 1908 Luca Fumagalli, composer, dies at 71
  • 1927 Paul Lacombe, composer, dies at 89
  • 1944 Riccardo Zandonai, composer, dies at 61
  • 1977 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
  • 1995 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer, dies at 75
  • 1995 Jan Decadt Flemish composer, dies at 81
  • 1999 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2002 Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones), dies of a heroin overdose at 51
  • 2003 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2004 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, dies at 31
  • 2016 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), dies at 94