This Day In Music: June 10
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June 10, 2019 ~ Country singer Chuck Glaser born ~ Member of sibling outfit Glaser Brothers, known for songs such as California Girl And The Tennessee Square, Rings and Ain't It All Worth Living For ~ Glaser was born in 1936
June 10, 2019 ~ The 50th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 3 of 3. Included on today's, Monday the 10th's bill would include the BossHoss, Indian Askin, Jett Rebel, Coldrain, Bring Me The Horizon, the 1975, Coely, Tenacious D, the Pretenders, David Keenan, Slash, Palaye Royale, the Dropkick Murphys, Duncan Laurence, Bastille, the Marcus King Band, Major Lazer, Michael Kiwanuka, and Fleetwood Mac
June 10, 2018 ~ Pop opera singer Neal E Boyd passed away ~ Winner of third season America's Got Talent ~ Boyd was born in 1975
June 10, 2018 ~ Oseloke Augustine Onwubaya, commonly known as reggae singer Ras Kimono, passed away in Lagos, Nigeria ~ Member of the Jastix. Shot to immediate stardom with his 1989 solo debut album Under Pressure spawning continental hits Under Pressure, Natty Get Jail and Rhumba Style ~ Onwubuya was born in 1958
June 10, 2016 ~ The 47th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 1 of 3. Mostly sunny and warm, this year's edition would draw some 116,750 visitors in total. Included on today's, Friday the 10th's bill would be the Common Linnets, Bastille, James Bay, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gary Clark Jr, Years & Years, Major Lazer, Storsky, Lukas Graham, the Bear's Den, de Staat, the Struts, Sara Hartman, One Ok Rock, Skip & Die, and Clean Pete
June 10, 2012 ~ Country singer Jimmy Elledge passed away ~ Best known for his 1961 hit Funny How Times Slips Away, written by Willie Nelson ~ Elledge was born in 1943
June 10, 2012 ~ Producer Will Hoebee passed away in Hasselt, Belgium ~ Started in Dutch radio, assisting Joost den Draaijer on 3FM. Would go on to work for various labels, notably Phonogram working closely with Peter Koelewijn. Has produced or co-produced recordings by Saskia & Serge, Rob de Nijs, Anny Schilder, André van Duin, Nana Moskouri, Vicky Leandros Gheorghe Zamfir, and others. Best known as producer for girl pop trio Luv', later marrying the band's José Hoebee with whom he has one son ~ Houbee was born in 1947
June 10, 2009 ~ Keyboardist, producer Barry Beckett, full name Barry Edward Beckett, passed away in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA ~ Co-founded the famed Muscle Shoals Studio and served as member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Appears on recordings by Etta James, Bob Seger, Joan Baez, Vince Gill, Kim Carnes, Boz Scaggs, Mark Knopfler, Mavis Staples, Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper, Levon Helm, Aretha Franklin, John Prine, Kenny Chesney, Chely Wright, Paul Simon, JJ Cale, Rosanne Cash, Michael Martin Murphey, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, and others. A&R executive for Warner Bros Records, Nashville division in the 1980s ~ Beckett was born in 1943
June 10, 2009 ~ Composer Henri Bourtayre passed away in Yvelines, France ~ Operettas, film composer, songwriter. Had his songs recorded by Tino Rossi, Raymond Legrand, Georges Guétary, Marie José, Maurice Chevalier, Luis Mariano, Elyane Célis, Charles Trenet, Jacques Hélian, Guy Berry, Lina Margy, Jean Faustin, André Dassary, Robert Lamoureux, Yvonne Printemps, and others ~ Bourtayre was born in 1915
June 10, 2009 ~ Jazz, swing, dixieland singer, banjoist, guitarist Huey Long passed away in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Active since the mid-1920s. Worked with the Louisiana Jazz Band Houston, Texas Guinan, Lil' Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson. Briefly a member of renowned vocal group the Ink Spots, replacing Bernie Mackey and remaining with the band for about 9 months in 1945. Long would later be involved with several Spots tribute bands during the 1960s before retiring from music ~ Long was born in 1904
June 10, 2009 ~ Jazz saxophonist Jack Nimitz passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Dubbed “the Admiral” and active since the 1950s, initially serving in ensembles led by Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and Herbie Mann. Co-founding member of the Charlie Parker tribute band Supersax, remaining with the band for about two decades starting with its inception in the early 1970s. As a session musicians remained in-demand from the 1960s well into the 1990s, appearing on albums by Nat Pierce, Quincy Jones (This Is How I Feel About Jazz), Charles Mingus, the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), Oliver Nelson, the Monkees, Neil Diamond, Horace Silver, Captain & Tennille, Herbie Hancock, Prince (Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon)), Toni Tennille, and Diane Schuur ~ Nimitz was born in 1930
June 10, 2004 ~ Guitarist Graeme Kelling, full name Graeme Hunter Kelling, passed away in Glasgow, UK ~ Original guitarist with pop band Deacon Blue, present on all the band's four albums before their initial split. Co-wrote Loaded, the band's sophomore single taken of the Raintown debut album ~ Kelling was born in 1957
June 10, 2004 ~ Ray Charles Robinson, commonly known as pianist, singer, songwriter Ray Charles, passed away in Beverly Hills, California, USA ~ Hugely influential R&B, soul pianist. Influenced by Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan and Charles Brown. Pioneered soul by drawing from blues, jazz, R&B, pop and gospel music. Discovered Betty Carter. Discovered Stevie Wonder. Has recorded over 40 albums, starting with the eponymous Ray Charles in 1957. Especially acclaimed for the albums Ray Charles At Newport, The Genius of Ray Charles, and Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music. Well-known songs include I Got A Woman, What I'd Say (Part I & II), Hallelujah I Love Her So, Georgia On My Mind, Hit The Road Jack, One Mint Julep, and Unchain My Heart ~ Charles was born in 1930
June 10, 2000 ~ The 31st edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 1 of 3. Extremely sunny and warm, this year's edition would draw a crowd of in total 66,300 visitors. Included on today's, Saturday the 10th's bill would be Tea Party, Bush, Oasis, Dead Punk Society, the Get Up Kids, and Caesar
June 10, 1999 ~ Ellie Delvaux, commonly known as singer, songwriter Blanche, born in Brussels, Belgium ~ Represented Belgium in the 2017 Eurovision Songfestival with the song City Lights, reaching 4th place
June 10, 1998 ~ Trumpeter Bobby Bryant passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Perhaps best known for his solo in Nat King Cole's L-O-V-E. Has worked with Vic Damone, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Gerald Wilson, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and others ~ Bryant was born in 1934
June 10, 1998 ~ Jazz trombonist, bandleader Jimmy Henderson passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ First trombonist with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra by age 13. Would go on to work with Hal McIntyre, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Elmer Bernstein, Frank Capp, Mel Henke, BB King, Lawrence Welk and others. Led the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the 1970s before retiring in 1980 ~ Henderson was born in 1921
June 10, 1998 ~ Singer Johnny Johnston passed away in London, UK ~ Co-founding member of vocal group the Johnston Brothers, known best for their 1955 UK hit Hernando's Hideaway originally written for the musical The Pajama Game ~ Johnston was born in 1919
June 10, 1998 ~ Country guitarist, keyboardist, mandolinist, banjoist, singer Steve Sanders passed away in Cape Coral, Florida, USA ~ Best known as member of the Oak Ridge Boys, joining the band in 1987 replacing William Lee Golden and remaining through 1995. Present on songs such Gonna Take A Lot Of River, Bridges And Walls, Beyond Those Years and Lucky Moon ~ Sanders was born in 1952
June 10, 1995 ~ Jazz, rock drummer, actor Bruno Lawrence, full name David Charles Lawrence, passed away in Wellington, New Zealand ~ Founded Blerta in the early 1970s, a theatrical co-operative touring New Zealand and Australia. Has also worked with Max Merritt & the Meteors, Quincy Conserve, and the Crocodiles. Also well known as an actor for TV, short films, and feature films, notably in the 1981 Smash Palace drama ~ Lawrence was born in 1941
June 10, 1993 ~ Colaratura soprano Arleen Auger, full name Joyce Arleen Auger, passed away in Leusden, the Netherlands ~ Associated with the Vienna State Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and others ~ Auger was born in 1939
June 10, 1992 ~ Jazz pianist, composer Hachidai Nakamura passed away ~ Chinese-born Japanese pianist and composer. Member of the Big Four, alongside Hidehiko Matsumoto, George Kawaguchi, and Mitsuru Ono. Has composed for Kyu Sakamoto, Saburo Kitajima, and others. Known in the US mostly for co-penning Sakamoto's Sukiyaki, a 1963 Billboard No.1 hit ~ Nakamura was born in 1931
June 10, 1992 ~ Pianist, arranger Nat Pierce, full name Nathaniel Pierce Blish Jr, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Perhaps best known for his association with Woody Herman, serving as Herman's pianist and arranger from 1951 through 1955. Has also worked with Charlie Mariano, Pee Wee Russell, Lester Young, Emmett Berry, Ruby Braff, Buck Clayton, Gus Johnson, Paul Quinichette, Quincy Jones, Coleman Hawkins, and others ~ Pierce was born in 1925
June 10, 1990 ~ Jazz, classical clarinetist, saxophonist, composer Hubert Rostaing passed away ~ Best known for his association with Django Reinhardt ~ Rostaing was born in 1918
June 10, 1989 ~ Eurodance singer, songwriter Alexandra Stan, full name Alexandra Ioana Stan, born in Constanta, Romania ~ Internationally best known for her 2010 hit single Mr Saxobeat which would be included on her Saxobeats debut album released the next year. Known in her native Romania for top 20 hits such as Lollipop (Param Pam Pam), Get Back (ASAP), 1,000,000 featuring Carlprit, I Did It Mama, Ecoute featuring Havana and Obsessi
June 10, 1988 ~ Conductor, clarinetist, composer Rudolph Dunbar passed away in London, UK ~ The first black man to conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The first black man to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic ~ Dunbar was born in 1907
June 10, 1987 ~ Mitchell W Wood, commonly known as jazz trombonist Booty Wood, passed away in Dayton, Ohio, USA ~ Worked with Tiny Bradshaw, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Willie Smith, Gerald Wilson, Arnett Cobb, Erskine Hawkins, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Arnett Cobb, Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges, Norris Turney, Sarah Vaughan, and others ~ Wood was born in 1919
June 10, 1982 ~ R&B singer Addie Harris passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Member of 1960s girl-group the Shirelles, known for songs such as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Dedicated To The One I Love, Mama Said, Baby It's You, Soldier Boy and Foolish Little Girl ~ Harris was born in 1940
June 10, 1981 ~ Hoku Christian Ho, singer, commonly known simply as Hoku, born in Oahu, Hawaii, USA ~ Daughter of Don Ho
June 10, 1979 ~ Country singer, guitarist, songwriter Lee Brice born in Sumter, South Carolina, USA ~ Released his A Love Like Crazy debut album in 2010. Known for songs such as A Woman Like You, Hard To Love, I Drive Your Truck, I Don't Dance, Drinking Class, Rumor, I Hope You're Happy Now and One Of Them Girls. Also known as a songwriter, his songs recorded by the likes of Sister Hazel, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Cory Morrow, Cowboy Crush, Adam Gregory, Jason Michael Carroll, Bomshel, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, the Trailer Choir, Kenny Chesney, Josh Kelley, Craig Campbell, Mark Wills, the Eli Young Band, Jerrod Nieman, Charles Esten, Randy Houser, Tyler Farr, Faith Hill, and others
June 10, 1976 ~ Clarinetist, composer Kinan Azmeh born in Damascus, Syria ~ Worked with the New York Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Wet Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, and others
June 10, 1974 ~ Jazz saxophonist, producer, songwriter Gil Rodin passed away ~ Worked with Art Kahn, Harry Bastin, Ben Pollack, Jack Teagarden, Eddie Miller, Benny Goodman, Bob Crosby, Ray Bauduc, and others ~ Rodin was born in 1906
June 10, 1973 ~ Faith Renée Jordan, commonly known as hip-hop, R&B singer Faith Evans born in Lakeland, Florida, USA ~ Sang backup for Al B Sure and Christopher Williams. First female artist to be signed to Bad Boy Entertainment. Widow of Notorious BIG. Best known for her first two solo albums, 1995's Faith and 1998's Keep The Faith
June 10, 1973 ~ Stanley Howse, commonly known as rapper Flesh-n-Bone, born ~ Founding member of hip-hop group Bone-Thugz-n-Harmony, which also included Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone. The group would be discovered by NWA's Eazy E and release a debut EP in 1994 which spawned the hit Thuggish Ruggish Bone featuring Shatasha Williams. Subsequent hits included 1st Of Da Month, Tha Crossroads, Look Into My Eyes and I Tried featuring Akon
June 10, 1971 ~ Mark Potsic, commonly known as DJ, producer DJ Nu-Mark, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Member of the Jurassic 5. Released his Bend Crafters Volume One solo debut album in 2004. Has collaborated with artists such as J-Live, Aloe Blacc, Charles Bradley, Freddie Foxxx, and others
June 10, 1970 ~ Double bassist, composer Dwayne Burno, full name Dwayne Allen Burno, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Worked with Donald Harrison, Betty Carter, Junior Cook, Orrin Evans, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Clifford Jordan, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis, Ronnie Mathews, Mulgrew Miller, David Murray, Greg Osby, Nicholas Payton, Wallace Roney, Steve Turre, Chucho Valdes, Cedar Walton, Eric Alexander, Carl Allen, Don Braden, Marc Cary, Sharel Cassity, Joe Chambers, George Colligan, Ravi Coltrane, Stanley Cowell, Jesse Davis, Digable Planets, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove, Pete Yellin, Stefon Harris, Roy Haynes, Vincent Herring, Freddie Hubbard, Ingrid Jensen, Peter Leitch, Joe Magnarelli, Jeremy Pelt, Luis Perdomo, Jim Rotondi, Michal Urbaniak, Myron Walden, Scott Wendholt, and others ~ Burno passed away in 2013
June 10, 1969 ~ Jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer Wilbur Harden passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ One of the earliest trumpeters to double on flugelhorn. Has played with Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Curtis Fuller, Roy Brown, Ivory Joe Hunter ~ Harden was born in 1924
June 10, 1968 ~ Tracy Lynn Curry, more commonly known as rapper the DOC, born in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Member of the Fila Fresh Crew. Known for his association with NWA. Worked with Dr Dre on Dre's 1992 The Chronic debut album. Released his own No One Can Do It Better solo debut album in 1989 which spawned the hits It's Funky Enough and The DOC And The Doctor
June 10, 1967 ~ Bassist Charnett Moffett born in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Far East, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Dizzy Gillespie, Ellis Marsalis, Sonny Sharrock, Stanley Jordan, Wallace Roney, Arturo Sandoval, Courtney Pine, David Sanborn, David Sánchez, Dianne Reeves, Frank Lowe, Harry Connick Jr, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Kenny Garrett, Kenny Kirkland, Kevin Eubanks, Lew Soloff, the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, Melody Gardot, Mulgrew Miller, Stanley Jordan, Tony Williams, Rachel Z, Cindy Blackman, Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, Erin McPherson, Yungchen Lhamo, Scott Tixier, Mark Whitfield, Jana Herzen, Kenny Drew Jr, and others ~ Moffett passed away in 2022
June 10, 1967 ~ The KFRC Fantasy Fair & Magic Mountain Music Festival held in Marin County, California, USA ~ One-time event. Day 1 of 2. Would serve as a template for rock festivals and as the start of the Summer Of Love. In total some 36,000 visitors would attend the two-day festival. Today's bill included the Charlatans, Mount Rushmore, Rodger Collins, Dionne Warwick, the Doors, Lamp Of Childhood, Canned Heat, Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band, Spanky & Our Gang, Blackburn & Snow, the Sparrows, Every Mothers Son, Kaleidoscope, the Chocolate Watchband, Mojo Men, and the Merry-Go-Round
June 10, 1965 ~ Jazz guitarist Carl Kress passed away in Reno, Nevada, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Known for late 1930s recordings such as Peg Leg Shuffle, Helena, Love Song, Sutton Mutton and Afterthoughts. Worked with Paul Whiteman, the Boswell Sisters, the Dorsey Brothers, Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy Carmichael, Miff Mole, Red Nichols, Adrian Rollini, Frankie Trumbauer, Eddie Lang, Tony Mottola, Bobby Hackett, Pee Wee Russell, Muggsy Spanier, and others ~ Kress was born in 1907
June 10, 1964 ~ British rockers the Rolling Stones record It's All Over Now at Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois ~ Originally recorded by Womack's R&B outfit the Valentinos. Written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack. The Stones version would become the better known version though. Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Released later the same month, paired with Good Times Bad Times on the B-side. Line-up: Mick Jagger lead vocals, Keith Richards lead guitar, Brian Jones 12 string rhythm guitar, Bill Wyman bass, Charlie Watts drums
June 10, 1961 ~ Jazz, avant-garde saxophonist, flutist Gary Thomas born in Baltimore, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Perhaps best known for his association with Jack DeJohnette. Has also worked with John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Jim Hall, Dave Holland, Greg Osby, Wayne Shorter, Ravi Coltrane, Cassandra Wilson, Wallace Roney, Miles Davis, Steve Coleman, Lonnie Plaxico, and others
June 10, 1961 ~ Twin sisters guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Kim Deal born in Dayton, Ohio, USA ~ Kelley is best known for her work with the Last Hard Men, Kim for her work with the Amps and the Pixies. Both siblings have also worked with the Breeders
June 10, 1961 ~ Max Alfred Elliott, commonly known as reggae fusion singer Maxi Priest, born in Lewisham, UK ~ Mixes reggae and R&B. Influenced by reggae artists such as Dennis Brown, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Gregory Isaacs, and by pop and R&B artists such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, the Beatles, Phil Collins and Frank Sinatra. Scored American top hits duetting with Roberta Flack on Set The Night To Music, with Shaggy on That Girl, and solo with Close To You. Has also collaborated with Sly & Robbie, Beres Hammond, Jazzie B, Apache Indian, Shurwayne Winchester, Shabba Ranks and Lee Ritenour
June 10, 1958 ~ Singer Elvis Presley records A Big Hunk O' Love in RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee ~ Under the supervision of producer Steve Sholes Presley recorded Big Hunk O' Love with regular backing vocalists the Jordanaires and drummer DJ Fontana, along with Nashville session musicians Chet Atkins and Hank Garland on guitar, Bob Moore on double bass, Buddy Harman on drums and Floyd Cramer on piano. The single, featuring My Wish Came True on the B-side, would be released the next year. During the same session Elvis recorded Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I, to be initially released in 1959 as the B-side to I Need Your Love Tonight
June 10, 1958 ~ Singer Elvis Presley records Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I ~ Written by Bill Trader. Originally recorded by Hank Snow in 1952. Presley would record his version while on leave from the Army. Released as the B-side of I Need Your Love Tonight in March 1959. Backing musicians included Hank Garland and Chet Atkins guitar, Bob Moore bass, Floyd Cramer piano, DJ Fontana and Buddy Harman drums, and the Jordanaires featuring Ray Walker backing vocals. Over the year the song would also be recorded by Tommy Edwards, Jo Stafford, Petula Clark, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, Slim Whitman, and others
June 10, 1957 ~ Singer, actress Midori Kinouchi born ~ First gained attention in 1972 winning the talent contest Miss Teen Contest aired on Nippon TV. Known for songs such as Mezame and Yokohama Eleven. Also ventured into acting. Married to songwriter Tsugutoshi Goto from 1978 through 1982. Married actor, comedian, singer Naoto Takenaka in 1990
June 10, 1952 ~ Country, country-pop singer, songwriter Thom Schuyler born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA ~ One third of S-K-O, alongside Fred Knobloch and Paul Overstreet. Revered songwriter wrote or co-wrote songs such as Point Of Light (Randy Travis), Love Will Turn You Around (Kenny Rogers), Long Line Of Love (Michael Martin Murphey) and Years After You (John Conlee). Other artists who have recorded Schuylers songs include Lacy J Dalton, Leon Everette, Levon Helm, Eddie Rabbitt, Dan Seals, the Forester Sisters, Judy Rodman, Tom Wopat, Clint Black, and LeAnn Rimes
June 10, 1951 ~ Bass guitarist, upright bassist Tom Fowler born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ~ Worked with Banned from Utopia, It's A Beautiful Day, Frank Zappa's backing unit the Mothers Of Invention, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ray Charles, Steve Hackett, Air Pocket, and others
June 10, 1948 ~ Singer Carroll Carter born in Liverpool, UK ~ Member of late 1960s, early 1970s outfit Arrival, known for Friends and I Will Survive
June 10, 1944 ~ Choral conductor Gian Paolo Mele born in Nuoro, Italy ~ Director of the Coro di Nuoro choir. Best known as an interpreter and conservator of Sardininian folk music ~ Mele passed away in 2018
June 10, 1944 ~ Bassist Rick Price, full name Richard Gordon Price, born in Birmingham, UK ~ Member of a number of Birmingham-based bands starting with Sight & Sound, and subsequently with the Move from 1969 through 1971 and perhaps most notably Wizzard from 1972 through 1975 scoring the UK No.1 hits See My Baby Jive and Angel Fingers. Briefly played with the Electric Light Orchestra, though his bass parts would not make it to the band's 1971 eponymous Electric Light Orchestra debut album. Married to singer Dianne Lee of the 1970s duo Peters & Lee ~ Price passed away in 2022
June 10, 1942 ~ Chantal de Guerre, commonly known as singer, actress Chantal Goya, born in Saigon, French Indochina ~ Initially a yé-yé singer during the mid-1960s, merging girl-group pop with chansons. Would switch to children's music by the mid-1970s working with her husband songwriter Jean-Jacques Debout. Also known as an actress, notably for her role as Madeleine in the 1966 Masculin film by Jean-Luc Godard
June 10, 1941 ~ Singer Janet Vogel born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Original member of doo-wop outfit the Skyliners, known for songs such as This I Swear, Pennies From Heaven, It Happened Today, Close Your Eyes, Comes Love and their best known Since I Don't Have You, the latter reaching the Billboard top 20 in 1958 ~ Vogel passed away in 1980
June 10, 1941 ~ Drummer, actor Mickey Jones born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Founding member of the First Edition, best known for backing Kenny Rogers. Also worked with the Catalinas, Trini López, Bob Dylan, and others ~ Jones passed away in 2018
June 10, 1941 ~ Singer, songwriter Shirley Owens born in Pasaic, New Jersey, USA ~ Member of 1960s girl-group the Shirelles, known for songs such as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Dedicated To The One I Love, Mama Said, Baby It's You, Soldier Boy and Foolish Little Girl
June 10, 1940 ~ Jazz, free jazz drummer John Stevens, full name John William Stevens, born in Brentford, UK ~ Considered a key figure in British free improvisation, perhaps best known for co-founding the Spontaneous Music Ensemble with Trevor Watts, The band, an influential loose collective, at one time or another included most of the UK's top experimental jazz musicians. Stevens was notably present on albums such as Karyobin, Face To Face, and Mouthpiece. Stevens has also recorded as a solo artist, noted especially for the albums For You To Share, Chemistry, Away, and SMO all released during the mid-1970s. Stevens has also worked with Amalgam, Steve Lacy, Dudu Pukwana, John Martyn (Live At Leeds), Ralph McTell, Charlie Watts, Detail, and Dick Heckstall-Smith ~ Stevens passed away in 1994
June 10, 1936 ~ Banjoist Bob Yellin, full name Anton Robert Yellin, born in New York, New York, USA ~ Founded pivotal bluegrass group the Greenbriar Boys with John Herald and Eric Weissberg, best known for their association with Joan Baez guesting on Baez' 1961 Joan Baez Vol.2 album
June 10, 1934 ~ Classical composer Frederick Delius, full name Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, passed away in Grez, France ~ Influenced by European composers such as Edvard Grieg and Richard Wagner as well as African-American music encountered during a stay in Florida as manager of an orange plantation. Enjoyed popularity in Germany from the 1890s and in his native England from the 1900s onwards. Best known for his cantata Mass Of Life based on the Friedrich Nietzsche-novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra and the opera A Village Romeo And Juliet ~ Delius was born in 1862
June 10, 1934 ~ R&B, doo-wop singer Gerald Gregory born ~ Member of the Spaniels, known for 1950s hits such as Baby It's You and Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight, the latter later remaining popular to this day featured in several films including American Graffiti ~ Gregory passed away in 1999
June 10, 1933 ~ Operatic soprano Cecilia Fusco, full name Maria Cecilia Fusco, born in Rome, Italy ~ Daughter of film composer Giovanni Fusco and pianist Adriana Dante. Active since the late 1950s, debuting in Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto in the role of Gilda. Best known for her longtime association with La Scala. Has also worked with opera houses and orchestras such as La Fenice, Teatro Comunale Di Bologna, Teatro Regio Di Parma, La Monnaie, the Cairo Opera House, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Teatro Real, the Washington National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera ~ Fusco passed away in 2020
June 10, 1933 ~ Singer Ian Campbell born in Aberdeen, UK ~ Fronted the Ian Campbell Folk Group known for politically-charged material and blue-collar working man's songs. Father of Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell and Duncan Campbell, all members of UB40 ~ Campbell passed away in 2012
June 10, 1931 ~ João Gilberto Prado Pereira, commonly known as guitarist, singer João Gilberto born in Juazeiro, Brazil ~ Leading figure in Bossa nova, acclaimed for late 1950s, early 1960s albums such as Chega De Saudade and O Amor O Sorriso E A Flor. Especially known for his collaboration with Antônio Carlos Jobim and Stan Getz on the 1964 Getz/Gilberto album, merging Latin music with jazz, which spawned the hit The Girl From Ipanema featuring Astrud Gilberto ~ Pereira passed away in 2019
June 10, 1926 ~ Singer, acress Brita Borg, full name Brita Kerstin Gunvor Borg, born in Stockholm, Sweden ~ Internationally perhaps best known for representing her native Sweden at the 1959 Eurovision Songfestival, reaching 9th place with Augustin ~ Borg passed away in 2010
June 10, 1922 ~ Frances Ethel Gumm, commonly known as singer, actress Judy Garland, born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA ~ Child star. Would go on to enjoy a career spanning over four decades. Mother of singer Liza Minnelli. Noted for her role as Dorothy in the 1939 Wizard Of Oz film, in which she also sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Her 1961 Judy At Carnegie Hall album made her the first female to be awarded a Grammy Award for Album of the Year ~ Garland passed away in 1969
June 10, 1921 ~ Jazz alto, tenor saxophonist Porter Kilbert born ~ Worked with Nat Towles, Benny Carter, Willard Brown, Curly Russell, Max Roach, Oscar Bradley, Ulysses Livingston, Sonny White, Teddy Brannon, Bumps Myer, Gene Porter, Alton Moore, JJ Johnson, Shorty Haughton, Claude Dunson, Snooky Young, Freddie Webster, Gerald Wilson, Jake Porter, Roy Eldridge, Red Saunders, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Navarro, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Clarence Samuels, Horace Henderson, Quincy Jones, Phil Woods, Carmen McRae, and others ~ Kilbert passed away in 1960
June 10, 1910 ~ Chester Arthur Burnett, commonly known as blues guitarist, singer, songwriter Howlin' Wolf, born in White Station, Mississippi, USA ~ Best remembered for his influence in electric blues alongside rival bluesman Muddy Waters. Known for songs such as Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor and Spoonful, all of which regarded as blues, blues rock classics and of major influence on a generation of rock artists ~ Burnett passed away in 1976
June 10, 1910 ~ Pianist, conductor, arranger, songwriter Leon Carr born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Wrote or co-wrote songs recorded by the likes of Harry James, Pearl Bailey (Hug Me A Hug Kiss Me A Kiss), Teresa Brewer, the Blossoms, the Cinderellas, Patti Page (Two Thousand Two Hundred Twenty Three Miles), Craig Alden, Brook Benton (Hotel Happiness), the Tymes, Ruby & the Romantics (Hey There Lonely Boy), Bobby Vinton, Bonnie Guitar, Tom Jones (The Young New Mexican Puppeteer), Eydie Gormé, and others ~ Carr passed away in 1976
June 10, 1907 ~ William Wells, commonly known as jazz trombonist Dickey Wells, born in Centerville, Tennessee, USA ~ Brother of trombonist Henry Wells. Worked with Lloyd Scott, Count Basie, Cecil Scott, Spike Hughes, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Carter, Teddy Hill, Jimmy Rushing, Buck Clayton, Ray Charles, Vic Dickenson, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker, Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, and others ~ Wells passed away in 1985
June 10, 1905 ~ Jazz clarinetist, bandleader Willie Lewis, full name Willie Meria Tawlton Lewis, born in Cleburne, Texas, USA ~ Served in ensembles led by Will Marion Cook and Sam Wooding through the early 1930s. Led his own band for the next decade finding popularity in Europe, the band including sidemen such as Herman Chittison, Benny Carter, Garneth Clark, and June Cole. Returning to New York by 1941 and with his fortunes in decline Lewis would only sparsely perform since, working as an actor and bartender to pay the bills ~ Lewis passed away in 1971
June 10, 1901 ~ Friedrich Lowe, commonly known as composer Frederick Loewe, born in Berlin, Germany ~ Best known as frequent collaborator of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, co-writing Broadway musicals such Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Camelot and perhaps their best-known My Fair Lady ~ Lowe passed away in 1988
June 10, 1894 ~ Ernest Miller, commonly known as jazz trumpeter Punch Miller, born in Raceland, Louisiana, USA ~ Worked with Jelly Roll Morton, Tiny Parham, King Mutt, and others ~ Miller passed away in 1971
June 10, 1893 ~ Actress, comedian, singer, songwriter Hattie McDaniel born in Wichita, Kansas, USA ~ Worked as a singer in minstrel shows and radio, while maintaining manual day jobs, prior to venturing into acting. Has appeared in over an estimated 300 films, though only credited in about 80. Best known for portraying the role of Mammy in the 1939 Gone With The Wind, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress making her the first African-American woman to win an Oscar. McDaniel experienced racism and racial segregation throughout her career and was even actually unable to attend the premiere of Gone With The Wind because it was held at a whites-only theater. Her final wish to be buried in Hollywood Cemetery was denied due to the graveyard being restricted to whites-only at the time ~ McDaniel passed away in 1952
June 10, 1886 ~ Martin Abraham, commonly known as jazz guitarist, tubist Chink Martin born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Best known as a tubist. Father of bassist Martin Little Chink Abraham. Worked with Papa Jack Laine, the New Orleans Harmony Kings, Leon Roppolo, the Halfway House Orchestra, the New Orleans Harmony Kings, the New Orleans Swing Kings, the Dukes Of Dixieland, Sharkey Bonano, Santo Pecora, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, and others ~ Abraham passed away in 1981
June 10, 1849 ~ Pianist, composer Friedrich Kalkbrenner, full name Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, passed away in Paris, France ~ Composed over 200 piano works as well as concertos and operas. Had a profound influence on Frédéric Chopin, who dedicated his first piano concerto to Kalkbrenner ~ Kalkbrenner was born ca.1785