On This Day

Events in Music on June 9

  • 1890 Comic opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott premieres in Chicago
  • 1924 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton
  • 1958 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1

Music concertMusic Concert

1962 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1963 Barbra Streisand appears, for her third time, on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1969 Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones after developing a serious drug problem

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1970 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

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1971 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

1980 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

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1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

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1990 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage, in California

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990 Red Hot Organization releases music album "Red Hot + Blue" featuring contemporary pop stars (including U2; Annie Lennox; Thompson Twins; Sinéad O'Connor; Tom Waits) performing songs of Cole Porter to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

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2019 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win

  • 2019 Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!"
  • 2021 55th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Kane Brown, and Gabby Barrett win