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 American jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton
  • 1958 Novelty song "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1
  • 1960 Roy Orbison releases single "Only the Lonely"; it becomes his 1st major hit - peaking at #2 in the US and topping the UK charts

Music Concert

1962 American pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett makes his Carnegie Hall concert debut, NYC

TV Show Appearance

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

  • 1967 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones after developing a serious drug problem

Music History

1970 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

Music History

1971 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

Music History

1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia Records

Music City News Awards

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

  • 1984 Cyndi Lauper gets her first US #1 hit with "Time After Time"

Music History

1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Music History

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

Album 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

Tony Awards

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