On This Day in Music for June 6

Events in Music

  • 1885 Opera "Lakmé" is produced (Paris)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1962 The Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Pete Best on drums
  • 1964 The Beatles arrive in Netherlands
  • 1965 Rolling Stones release single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 David Bowie releases "Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1983 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff
  • 1988 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers
  • 1990 2nd International Rock Awards
  • 1994 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 46th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan wins

  • 2017 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service

Birthdays in Music

  • 1661 Giacomo Antonio Perti, composer
  • 1676 Georg Riedel, German composer
  • 1722 Adrien Trudo Sale, composer
  • 1735 Anton Schweitzer, composer
  • 1804 Petter Conrad Boman, composer
  • 1807 Adrien Francois Servais, composer
  • 1815 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer
  • 1819 William Howard Glover, English composer, born in London, England (d. 1875)
  • 1840 John Stainer, composer
  • 1869 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer/conductor
  • 1890 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Istvan Kardos, composer
  • 1893 Ludovic Feldman, composer
  • 1894 Sabin V Dragoi, composer
  • 1898 Ninette de Valois, [Edris Stannus], Engl, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • 1902 Avraham Daus, composer
  • 1902 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • 1903 Aram Khachaturian, Soviet composer, (Gayane, Sabre Dance), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1905 John Gart, Russian orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show)
  • 1910 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, composer
  • 1915 Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
  • 1922 Ian Hamilton, composer
  • 1924 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Klaus Tennstedt, Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
  • 1929 Boguslaw Schaffer, composer
  • 1934 Philippe Entremont, French pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1935 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1936 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song)
  • 1939 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
  • 1939 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction)
  • 1940 Phillip Rhodes, composer
  • 1942 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1944 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Vienna Austria
  • 1946 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • 1949 Edgar Warren Williams, composer
  • 1949 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • 1951 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1952 Yukihiro Yakahashi, rocker (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • 1957 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer (Mama Used to Say), born in London, Endland
  • 1959 Jimmy Jam, American record producer
  • 1960 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • 1961 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1961 Tom Araya, Chilean American musician (bass guitarist and lead singer of American thrash metal band Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1961 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • 1964 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1965 David Whyte, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1966 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1966 Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • 1968 Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
  • 1969 Douglas Lee Mitchell, Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)
  • 1972 Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • 1974 Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer], American singer and rapper (Follow Me, Drift Away), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1975 Cheer Chen, Taiwanese singer and musician
  • 1976 aKido, Canadian musician
  • 1978 Carl Barât, English musician (The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things)
  • 1978 Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
  • 1987 Kyle Falconer, Scottish musician

Weddings in Music

  • 1960 Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 Country singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1992 "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (35) weds burlesque dancer Grace Morley
  • 2004 "Trick Pony" lead singer Heidi Newfield (33) weds NFL agent Bill Johnson in Destin, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown (32) weds producer Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, Nevada


Deaths in Music

  • 1735 Georg Osterreich, composer, dies at 71
  • 1747 Jean Barriere, composer, dies
  • 1785 Johann Michael Demmler, composer, dies at 36
  • 1852 Tommaso Marchesi, composer, dies at 79
  • 1878 Gottfried Herrmann, composer, dies at 70
  • 1881 Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61
  • 1883 Ciprian Porumbescu, composer, dies at 29
  • 1917 Iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59
  • 1926 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, dies at 52
  • 1928 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer, dies at 67
  • 1935 Jacques Urlus, tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 1958 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71
  • 1966 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
  • 1971 Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63
  • 1991 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1991 Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
  • 1991 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 1994 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
  • 1994 Willie Humphrey, jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • 1995 Imam Elissa, singer, dies at 76
  • 1998 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2002 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), dies at 42
  • 2003 Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • 2006 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • 2015 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88