On This Day

Events in Music on June 1

  • 1893 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1960 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1963 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
  • 1964 Rolling Stones arrive in New York's Kennedy International Airport for 1st US tour, greeted by about 500 fans

Music concertMusic Concert

1966 George Harrison is impressed by sitarist Ravi Shankar's concert in London

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 1968 Simon & Garfunkel's single "Mrs Robinson" from "The Graduate" hits #1 (first rock song to win Grammy for Record of the Year)
  • 1970 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden NYC for 31 performances

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1972 Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1974 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • 1975 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances
  • 1975 Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
  • 1979 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"

Music concertMusic Concert

1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth

Music releaseAlbum Release

1985 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • 1990 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1997 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 188 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido