On This Day

On This Day in Music for June 7

Events in Music

  • 1952 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • 1963 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come On"
  • 1964 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1969 Tommy James and the Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1969 Supergroup Blind Faith's debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1970 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
  • 1972 Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1975 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1977 During the Queen's Jubilee, the Sex Pistols attempt to perform on a boat on the River Thames, but are forced to stop by the police

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Rock 'n' roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • 1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • 1980 "Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Music release#1 in the Charts

1986 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1987 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Michael Jackson enters St. John's Hospital and Health Center, near his home, for chest pains after a dance rehearsal and exercise session

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1992 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

1993 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill win

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • 1993 Singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol

Music releaseMusic Single

2004 "Live Like You Were Dying" single released by Tim McGraw (Grammy Award Best Country Song, 2004; Billboard Song of the Year, 2004)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 2009 63rd Tony Awards: "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "God of Carnage" win
  • 2017 51st CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1730 Georg von Pasterwiz, Austrian composer, born in Passau, Germany (d. 1803)
  • 1736 Karl Frieberth, Austrian composer, born in Wullersdorf, Austria (d. 1816)
  • 1833 Alexander Ritter, German composer, born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1896)
  • 1845 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, born in Veszprém, Hungary (d. 1930)
  • 1846 Władysław Górski, Polish violinist, composer and teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1915)
  • 1867 Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1873 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), born in Kensington, London (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Theodor Streicher, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1940)
  • 1885 Percy Brier, Australian composer, born in North Pine, Queensland (d. 1970)
  • 1891 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
  • 1897 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Boris Goldovsky, Russian-American conductor, educator (Tangle wood, 1942-62), and opera broadcast commentator (Metropolitan Opera, 1946-85), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1911 Franz Reizenstein, German-British pianist, composer (Concerto Popolare), and educator, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1911 Silas Roy Crain, American gospel singer (founder of The Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet), born in Augustine, Texas (d. 1996)

Person of interestDean Martin

1917 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1921 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Malmesbury, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Beryl Booker, American swing and cool jazz pianist (Dinah Washington), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Dick Williams, American singer and choral director (Andy Williams Show), born in Wall Lake, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Charles Strouse, American composer (Bye Bye Birdie; Annie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Anthony Ortega, American session and jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and flautist ( A Man and His Horns), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931 (Nii Moi) "Speedy" Acquaye, Ghanaian drummer, percussionist and fire-eater (Tubby Hayes; Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames; Ginger Baker's Airforce), born in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana) (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Tina Brooks, American blues and funk saxophonist (True Blue), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1974)
  • 1934 Philippe Entremont, French pianist and conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra, 1976-91), born in Reims, France
  • 1934 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)
  • 1937 Neeme Järvi, Estonian-American conductor (Gothenburg Symphony, 1982-2004; Detroit Symphony, 1990-2005), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1938 Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, born in Jakarta, Indonesia (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio, 1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, 1983-2011), and teacher, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Eri Klas, Estonian conductor (Netherlands Radio Symphony; Aarhus Symphony; Estonian National Opera, 1975-95), and educator, born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2016)

Person of interestTom Jones

1940 Tom Jones [Woodward], Welsh pop singer ("What's New, Pussycat?"; "Delilah"), and TV personality (The Voice UK), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1941 Jaime Laredo, Bolivian violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize, 1959), conductor (Vermont Symphony, 1999-), and educator, born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 1941 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in Crawford, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • 1944 Clarence White, American session and country-rock guitarist (The Byrds, 1968-73 - "Ballad of Easy Rider"), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • 1949 Jack Ryland, American rock bassist (Three Dog Night, 1973-75 - "The Show Must Go On"; "Play Something Sweet") (d. 1996)
  • 1952 Royce Campbell, touring, session, and jazz guitarist (Marvin Gaye; Henry Mancini), born in North Vernon, Indiana
  • 1953 Johnny Clegg, South African musician "The White Zulu", born in Bacup, Lancashire (d. 2019)
  • 1955 Joey Scarbury, American singer-songwriter ("Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)"), born in Ontario, California
  • 1955 Jon Balke, Norwegian jazz pianist, composer and band leader (Magnetic North Orchestra), born in Furnes, Norway
  • 1957 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican pop and merengue singer, composer, and record producer, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Person of interestPrince Rogers Nelson

1958 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American funk, rock, R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("1999"; "Purple Rain"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • 1960 Aldo Brizzi, Italian conductor, and contemporary classical-world fusion composer, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • 1961 Dave Catching, American session and touring musician (Eagles of Death Metal; earthlings?), born in Memphis, Tennesee
  • 1962 Patrick "Paddy" McAloon, British singer-songwriter (Prefab Sprout - "When Love Breaks Down"), born in Witton Gilbert, Durham, England
  • 1962 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • 1963 Roberto Alagna, Italian-French operatic tenor, born in Clichy-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • 1963 Gordon Gano, American musician (Violent Femmes), born in Connecticut
  • 1964 Andris Vecumnieks, Latvian contemporary classical composer (Concertino Art-I-Shock), conductor, teacher, and musicologist, born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • 1966 Eric Kretz, American rock drummer, Songwriter (Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"), and sound engineer, born in San Jose, California
  • 1967 Dave Navarro, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, (Jane's Addiction - "Just Because"; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1993-98), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1973 Nihad Hrustanbegović, Bosnian-Dutch concert and jazz accordionist, and composer, born in Bijeljina, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1976 Necro [Ron Braunstein], Jewish American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1978 Tony An, Korean K-pop singer and dancer (H.O.T), born in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1985 Charlie Simpson, British rock singer-songwriter and musician (Busted; Fightstar), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • 1990 Iggy Azalea [Amethyst Kelly], Australian singer, rapper, and songwriter ("Fancy"; "Black Widow"), born in Sydney, Australia

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1974 Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 1986 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
  • 1991 Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson

Divorces in Music

  • 2016 Model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa divorce after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1571 Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1676 Paul Gerhardt, German Luthern hymnist, dies at 69
  • 1723 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64
  • 1778 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, dies at 62
  • 1784 Jean-Baptiste Canavas [Canvasso], Italian composer and cellist, dies at 71
  • 1789 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1863 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (Silent Night), dies at 75
  • 1893 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • 1896 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (Isabella d'Aspeno), dies at 67
  • 1915 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, dies at 35
  • 1926 Henry Charles Tonking, British organist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1932 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor (Boston Symphony; New York Philharmonic; Pittsburgh Symphony; Berlin State Opera), dies at 76
  • 1945 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), dies at 69
  • 1948 Georges Hüe, French composer, dies at 90
  • 1976 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • 1983 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, dies at 81
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, American stage and screen actress and singer (Norma Rae; Nashville; Countdown), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1995 "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, dies at 76
  • 2001 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 2008 Bill Coday, American musician and singer ("You’re Gonna Want Me"), dies of a stroke at 66
  • 2009 Kenny Rankin, American singer-songwriter ("Peaceful"), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 2009 Hugh Hopper, British progressive rock and jazz bassist (Soft Machine; Stomu Yamashta's East Wind; Carla Bley), dies of leukemia at 64
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40
  • 2011 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • 2011 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2012 Bob Welch, American musician (Fleetwood Mac), commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • 2012 Nabil Totah, Palestinian-American jazz double bassist, dies at 72
  • 2020 Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter ("All My Dues Are Paid"), dies at 74