On This Day

Events in Music on June 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1771 "Armida", an operatic 'dramma per musica' by Antonio Salieri debuts at the Vienna Burgtheater

Composer Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri
  • 1947 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1962 Ray Charles' cover of Don Gibson's "I Can't Stop Loving You", from his influential crossover album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" hits #1 on Billboard

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • 1964 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 1973 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1980 "Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God" opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 performances
  • 1982 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • 1990 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13