On This Day in Music for June 8

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1787 "Tarare" an opera by Antonio Salieri premieres at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri

Music releaseMusic Recording

1942 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1946 "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances
  • 1948 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1963 "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • 1964 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released
  • 1968 Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • 1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Brian Jones is asked to leave The Rolling Stones

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1969 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • 1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
  • 1979 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
  • 1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 performances
  • 1981 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
  • 1986 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 1987 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
  • 1991 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Music releaseAlbum Release

1993 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • 1995 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Birthdays in Music

  • 1671 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor)
  • 1722 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer
  • 1740 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer
  • 1753 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, composer
  • 1783 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
  • 1805 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1859)
  • 1812 Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germany, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)
  • 1812 Spyridon Xyndas, composer
  • 1834 George Garrett, composer
  • 1837 Jan Kleczynski, composer
  • 1856 Natalia Janotha, composer
  • 1858 Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1858 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1881 Prospero Bisquertt, composer
  • 1888 Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer
  • 1894 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist (Ogelala)
  • 1910 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russian conductor [NS=June 21]
  • 1913 Janos Jagamas, composer
  • 1918 Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1923 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games)
  • 1924 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Anatol Vieru, composer
  • 1928 Jiri Dvoracek, composer
  • 1930 Yannis Ioannidis, composer
  • 1932 Hans Gunter Helms, composer
  • 1940 Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra
  • 1940 Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1941 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, US pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
  • 1942 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1944 Boz Scaggs, [William Royce], rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947 Joan La Barbara, composer
  • 1947 Mick Box, rock guitarist (Uriah Heep)
  • 1947 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • 1949 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1950 Elmar Oliveira, violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1951 Bonnie Tyler, [Gaynor Hopkins], rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
  • 1951 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • 1955 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker
  • 1955 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • 1960 Mick Hucknall, rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
  • 1962 Nick Rhodes, [Bates], keyboardist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1962 Kristine W, American musician
  • 1963 Kino Haitsma, pianist/arrangeur (Josephine)
  • 1963 Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • 1966 Doris Pearson, Essex, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 1967 Neil Mitchell, rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)

Person of interestKanye West

1977 Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • 1979 Derek Trucks, American guitarist
  • 1981 Alex Band, American singer (The Calling)
  • 1983 Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer
  • 1989 Gary Wilson, Scottish Musician

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1996 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
  • 2002 Teen rock star Taylor Hanson (19) weds Natalie Bryant (18) at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Divorces in Music

  • 2004 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1384 Kan'ami [Yūsaki Kiyotsugu], Japanese actor, playwright, musician and co-founder of Noh drama, dies at 51
  • 1612 Hans Leo Hassler, composer, dies at 49
  • 1742 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 1790 Charles-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 75
  • 1796 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • 1814 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer, dies at 48
  • 1870 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer, dies at 78
  • 1884 Henry Clay Work, composer, dies at 51
  • 1906 Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer, dies at 65
  • 1908 Johan Lindegren, composer, dies at 66
  • 1919 Jacob Fabricius, composer, dies at 78
  • 1940 Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69
  • 1948 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69
  • 1967 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • 1972 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer, dies at 68
  • 1973 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer, dies at 76
  • 1979 Louis Salvador Palange, composer, dies at 61
  • 1980 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
  • 1984 Gordon Jacob, British composer, dies at 88
  • 1987 Yogi Horton, drummer (Luther Vandross), commits suicide at 33
  • 1992 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, dies at 83
  • 1994 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), dies at 76
  • 2008 Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)