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 abd Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1979 Rock n' roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
  • 1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • 1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: 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 hospitalized for chest pains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1992 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1993 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • 1993 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1993 Singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
  • 2009 63rd Tony Awards: "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "God of Carnage" win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1730 Georg von Pasterwiz, composer
  • 1736 Karl Frieberth, composer
  • 1833 Alexander Ritter, composer, born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1896)
  • 1845 Leopold von Auer, Hungarians/US violinist
  • 1846 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer
  • 1865 Guido Gasperini, composer
  • 1867 Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi, composer
  • 1873 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), born in Kensington, London (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Theodor Streicher, composer
  • 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)
  • 1911 Franz Reizenstein, composer
  • 1911 Silas Roy Crain, singer/arranger/songwriter
  • 1917 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Hubert Du Plessis, composer
  • 1924 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Charles Louis Strouse, composer
  • 1931 Henry Weinberg, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist
  • 1934 Samuel Lipman, music critic
  • 1937 Neeme Järvi, Estonian conductor

Person of interestTom Jones

1940 Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1941 Jaime Laredo, Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)
  • 1944 Clarence White, guitarist (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • 1949 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1953 Johnny Clegg, South African musician "The White Zulu", born in Bacup, Lancashire
  • 1955 Joey Scarbury, Ontario California, singer (Greatest American Hero)
  • 1957 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician

Person of interestPrince (Rogers Nelson)

1958 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • 1961 Dave Catching, American musician
  • 1962 Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • 1962 Michael Cartellone, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1963 Roberto Alagna, French tenor
  • 1963 Gordon Gano, American musician (Violent Femmes), born in Connecticut
  • 1976 Necro, Jewish American rapper
  • 1978 Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T)
  • 1985 Charlie Simpson, British pop singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding 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 Pier Francesco Corteccia, composer, dies at 68
  • 1723 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64
  • 1778 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, dies at 62
  • 1784 Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer, dies at 71
  • 1789 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1863 Franz Xaver Gruber, composer ("Silent Night"), dies at 75
  • 1893 Johann Schrammel, composer, dies at 43
  • 1896 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829)
  • 1915 Benjamin Lambord, composer, dies at 35
  • 1926 Henry Charles Tonking, British organist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1932 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, dies at 76
  • 1945 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), dies at 69
  • 1948 Georges Adolphe Hue, composer, dies at 90
  • 1965 Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
  • 1976 Bobby Hackett, jazz cornetist/orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • 1983 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), dies at 67 of a heart attack
  • 1995 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 76
  • 2001 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
  • 2009 Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • 2011 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2012 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66