On This Day

On This Day in Music for June 9

Events in Music

  • 1890 Comic opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott premieres in Chicago
  • 1924 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton
  • 1958 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1

Music concertMusic Concert

1962 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

Singer Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1969 Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones after developing a serious drug problem

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

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1971 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

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1980 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn

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1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

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1990 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

2010 44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins

Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

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2019 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win

  • 2019 Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!"

Birthdays in Music

  • 1588 Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer, born in Nuremberg
  • 1810 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, German composer, one of the founders of the Vienna Philharmonic, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1849)
  • 1828 Carlo Marsili, Italian composer, born in Lucca (d. 1878)
  • 1829 Gaetano Braga, Italian composer, born in Giulianova, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1865 Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist and composer (Det Uudslukkelige), born in Sortelung, Denmark (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer
  • 1884 Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
  • 1886 Kusaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Kōsaku Yamada, Japanese composer (Nagauta Symphony), and conductor, born in Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Adrian Shaposhnikov, Russian composer, born in St Peterberg (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, born in Tovačov (d. 1972)

Person of interestCole Porter

1891 Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate), born in Peru, Indiana (d. 1964)

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • 1900 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Nehemiah "Skip" James, American Delta blues singer, guitarist and piano player ("I'm So Glad"), born in Bentonia, Mississippi (d. 1969)
  • 1905 Walter Kraft, German composer and organist, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Cardiganshire (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1914 Hermann Haller, Swiss composer, born in Burgdorf, Switzerland (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Les Paul [Polsfuss], American guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Franco Donatoni, Italian composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • 1930 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer ("L'Aigle noir"), born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • 1934 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1934 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Wild Jimmy Spruill, American blues guitarist, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano, born in Galați, Romania
  • 1941 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017) [1]
  • 1941 Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple -"Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • 1949 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air, Sky), born in Hampstead, North London
  • 1950 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • 1951 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Pete Byrne Bath, English rocker (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1962 Eddie Lundon, British rock guitarist, singer , and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Kirby, Liverpool, England
  • 1963 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
  • 1964 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1969 Mitch McLee [Douglas Lee Mitchell], Miles Mi, drummer (Southgang)
  • 1971 Rick Renstrom, American guitarist
  • 1972 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1974 Samoth, Norwegian guitarist (Emperor, Zyklon)
  • 1978 Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1981 Vic Zhou, JVKV band member, Taiwanese actor, singer and model.
  • 1981 Anoushka Shankar, British-Indian sitar player, composer, and daughter of Ravi Shankar, born in London, England
  • 1982 Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer
  • 1984 Kaleth Morales, Colombian singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1986 Kary Ng, Hong Kong singer and actress

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1991 Bruce Springsteen weds his backup singer Patty Scialfa

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

LoveWedding of Interest

2002 "In Your Eyes" singer Peter Gabriel (51) weds Meah Flynn at Li Capanni Hotel in Italy

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel
  • 2007 "Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz (36) weds musician Noah Lebenzon at the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • 2008 "Tommy Tutone" band lead singer Tommy Heath weds longtime girlfriend Lisa Scholtz in Lake Tahoe, California
  • 2015 Actress and singer Aly Michalka (26) weds film producer Stephen Ringer at Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Italy

Deaths in Music

  • 1361 Philippe de Vitry, French composer and poet, dies at 69
  • 1656 Thomas Tomkins, Welsh-born virginalist composer, dies at 83 or 84
  • 1717 Louis Le Quointe, Flemish composer and organist (Bouquet de fleurs), dies at 64
  • 1836 Supply Belcher, American composer and singer (The Harmony of Maine), dies at 85
  • 1870 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • 1892 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, dies at 59
  • 1931 Henrique Oswald, Brazilian composer, dies at 79
  • 1932 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1952 Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • 1957 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • 1967 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1971 Harold Lloyd Jr, American actor, singer and son of famous silent film actor Harold Lloyd sr (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 40
  • 1975 David Frederick Barlow, composer, dies at 48
  • 1989 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1991 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), dies following surgery at 88
  • 1991 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • 1992 Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • 1993 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • 1993 Arthur Alexander, American singer-songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • 1994 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist, The Liberace of the Harp, dies at 63
  • 1995 Frank Chacksfield, English, pianist, arranger and orchestra leader, dies at 81
  • 1996 Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81
  • 2001 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • 2006 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2010 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, dies at 101
  • 2014 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 2015 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86
  • 2018 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, dies at 95