Events in Music on June 3

  • 1911 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" record by Fred Fisher and Alfred Bryan, sung by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
  • 1939 "Beer Barrel Polka" by Will Glahe hits #1 on the pop singles chart

Music Premiere

1948 Musical "Sleepy Hollow", based on Washington Irving's novel, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances

  • 1961 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances

Music History

1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis, just before the Beatles embark on a World Tour

Music History

1970 Ray Davies of The Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban

  • 1972 "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
  • 1973 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater, NYC, after 17 performances
  • 1976 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold
  • 1979 33rd Tony Awards: "Elephant Man" and "Sweeny Todd" win
  • 1980 Micki Grant's musical "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances
  • 1983 Prolific studio drummer Jim Gordon murders his mother, Osa Marie Gordon in North Hollywood, California. [1]
  • 1984 Revival of musical "The Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 13 performances

Music History

1992 "MTV Unplugged" broadcasts singer-songwriter Paul Simon and 11 of his band members performing in Queens, NYC

Music Single

2013 New Zealand teenage singer-songwriter Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year, 2014)

  • 2016 Concord Records releases "Stranger to Stranger", the thirteenth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon

Music History

2019 Jay-Z named the world's first billionaire rapper by Forbes magazine