On This Day

Events in Music on June 5

Music releaseMusic 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
  • 1964 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California

Music releaseMusic 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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1965 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • 1976 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57

Music releaseAlbum Release

1981 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England", his ninth studio album, includes John Lennon tribute "All Those Years Ago"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1982 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
  • 1983 37th Tony Awards: "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Cats" win

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

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

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis

Music releaseAlbum Release

1989 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt", his eighth solo studio album, featuring the Elvis Costello collaboration "My Brave Face"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1993 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

1995 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire win

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

2013 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton win

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
  • 2019 53rd CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, and Kane Brown win