Events in Music on June 5

Music Premiere

1945 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London

  • 1948 "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" single released by Stan Jones

Music Single

1964 Davie Jones & King Bees release debut single "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

  • 1964 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California
  • 1965 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • 1976 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57

Album Release

1981 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England", his ninth studio album, includes John Lennon tribute "All Those Years Ago" (Featuring Paul and Ringo)

  • 1982 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
  • 1983 37th Tony Awards: "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Cats" win

Music City News Awards

1989 23rd Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Randy Travis win

  • 1989 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt", his eighth solo studio album, featuring the Elvis Costello collaboration "My Brave Face"
  • 1993 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18

Music History

1994 Spalding Gray's one-man show "Gray's Anatomy" opens an encore run at Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances

Album Release

2007 Paul McCartney releases "Memory Almost Full", in US; his fourteenth solo studio album was the first release on Starbucks' Hear Music label

Music History

2022 American rocker Bruce Springsteen joins British rock band Coldplay for two songs (The Land of Hope and Dreams; Dancing in the Dark) at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey