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 Concert

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

  • 1967 EMI releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" nation-wide in the UK; it goes to number one for 22 weeks in the UK
  • 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

Music History

1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at the John Golden Theatre, NYC; runs for 31 performances

Music Premiere

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

  • 1973 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" album goes gold, 2 days after its US release

Music Single

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

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

Music Concert

1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Sports History

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

Album Release

1985 Weird Al Yankovic releases his "Dare To Be Stupid" album

  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • 1990 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC after 56 performances
  • 1997 Revival of Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer's musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress", starring Sarah Jessica Parker, closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 188 performances

Album Release

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