Events in Music on June 10

Music History

1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Gioachino Rossini's "La gaza ladra"

Music Premiere

1865 Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde" premieres in Munich, Germany

  • 1964 Rolling Stones record their "12x5" album at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois

Music Concert

1966 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig with Big Brother & The Holding Company, at Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California

  • 1966 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco)
  • 1966 The Beatles release single "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" in UK; "Rain" featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out
  • 1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
  • 1972 "Too Young" single released by Donny Osmond

Music Recording

1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

#1 in the Charts

1972 Sammy Davis Jr.'s cover of "The Candy Man" by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory") goes to #1 on the charts - his biggest single

  • 1974 "Feel Like Makin' Love" single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)
  • 1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome

Music City News Awards

1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, Barbara Mandrell win

  • 1990 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1990 Musical "Meet Me In St Louis", based on the 1944 film, closes at Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 253 performances
  • 1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Florida for obscenity
  • 1991 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton wins
  • 1992 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1995 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances

Music City News Awards

1996 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson wins

Music Premiere

2003 Musical "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

  • 2007 Novelty dance song "I'm a Gummy Bear" by German band Gummibär released

Music History

2022 Ringo Starr suspends his half-completed summer All-Starr Band tour when two musicians test positive for Covid