Events in Music on June 12

  • 1903 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • 1909 "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
  • 1948 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances

Musical Finale

1948 George Lessner, Russell Maloney and Miriam Battista's musical adaptation of Washington Irving's "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 12 performances

  • 1954 "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances

Music History

1954 Bill Haley & His Comets release the hit single "Rock Around the Clock"

  • 1965 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • 1965 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1965 "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
  • 1965 Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honours List names The Beatles as MBEs (Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); dozens of past winners return medals in protest

TV Show Appearance

1965 Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance on "American Bandstand"

Music Concert

1970 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Album Release

1972 Apple Records releases John Lennon and Yoko Ono's political album "Sometime in NYC" in US; includes studio recordings of songs "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Attica State" and "Luck of the Irish"; and some live tracks from 1971 concert with Frank Zappa

Music History

1976 "Yes, Yes, Yes" single by Bill Cosby hits #46

  • 1977 Stephen Schwartz's musical "Pippin", starring Ben Vereen; Irene Ryan, and Jill Clayburgh, and directed by Bob Fosse, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 1944 performances, and 5 Tony Award wins

Album Release

1990 "Mariah Carey" debut album by Mariah Carey is released

  • 1993 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17

Music History

1994 Cab Calloway suffers a massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY

Album Release

2008 Coldplay release their 4th studio album " Viva la Vida or Death" (winner of 3 Grammys)

Music History

2017 Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million

  • 2022 75th Tony Awards: held for 1st time since 2019 - Best New Musical “A Strange Loop”, Best New Play “The Lehman Trilogy” [1]