Events in Music on June 19

Music History

1825 Gioachino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres

  • 1932 1st concert given in San Francisco's Stern Grove

Music Recording

1937 Second of two legendary recording sessions by Delta Blues musician Robert Johnson with producer Don Law at the Vitagraph Studios, Dallas, Texas

Music History

1956 Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 10 years, and 16 films

Music Recording

1960 Loretta Lynn records "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl"

  • 1961 "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by The Coasters peaks at #23

Music History

1964 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

Music History

1967 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

  • 1978 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 performances
  • 1981 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Hawkwind and Ginger Baker headline; other performers include New Order, Taj Mahal, Aswad, Gordon Giltrap, Judie Tzuke, Gong, Matumbi, Robert Hunter, Supercharge, and Talisman

Music History

1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair

Glastonbury Festival

1987 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Elvis Costello, and Van Morrison headline; other performers include: New Order, The Robert Cray Band, Los Lobos, Ben E. King, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Courtney Pine, Hüsker Dü, The Woodentops, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Michelle Shocked, and World Party

  • 1994 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • 1994 "She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 294 performances
  • 1994 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 performances
  • 1997 "Forever Tango!" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC

Music Concert

2008 Ringo Starr's tenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Billy Squier, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Hamish Stuart, and Gregg Bissonette

Film Premiere

2014 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)