On This Day

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
  • 1948 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1954 "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • 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 The Beatles are awarded a MBE

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Music concertMusic Concert

1970 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

Music releaseAlbum Release

1972 John Lennon's political album "Sometime in NYC" released including the songs "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Attica State" and "Luck of the Irish"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 1977 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

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

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

2002 36th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win

Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-Songwriter
Natalie Maines
Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy