Events in Music on June 2

Music History

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

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

#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

  • 1964 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 1967 Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the US; it is their first album with identical track listings in US and UK, and goes to number one for 15 weeks in US, 22 weeks in UK
  • 1973 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances

Album Release

1978 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen fourth studio album "Darkness on the Edge of Town"

  • 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

Music Concert

1992 Ringo Starr's second All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Dave Edmunds, Todd Rundgren, Burton Cummings, Timothy B. Schmit, Zak Starkey, and Timmy Capello

Music History

2010 British singer-songwriter and musician Paul McCartney receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the White House in Washington, D.C.

  • 2018 Ringo Starr's thirteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Graham Gouldman, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham