This Day In Music: June 23
June 22 ~ Birthdays/All ~ June 24
 
June 23, 2022 ~ New jack swing, R&B, gospel bassist, pianist, songwriter, producer Bernard Belle passed away ~ Considered a pioneer of new jack swing. Regular collaborator of Teddy Riley. Best known for his work as a songwriter for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Well-known songs written or co-written by Belle include Guy's Let's Chill Long Gone, Hi-Five's I Like The Way (The Kissing Game), Jackson's Remember The Time, and Bobby Brown's Two Can Play That Game. Starting in the mid-1990s Belle would dedicate his life to Christ and become one of the most sought after producers, collaborators in the Gospel genre, working with acts such as Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin and the Winans ~ Belle was born in 1964
June 23, 2022 ~ Progressive rock guitarist Massimo Morante passed away ~ Member of Italian progressive rock outfit Goblin from 1972 through 1979, perhaps best known for providing soundtracks to several horror films including Deep Red, Suspiria and Dawn Of The Dead ~ Morante was born in 1952
 
June 23, 2021 ~ Singer, guitarist, slide guitarist, pianist, songwriter Ellen McIlwaine passed away in Calgary, Canada ~ Founded the late 1960s psychedelic blues-rock band Fear Itself, known for their sole eponymous Fear Itself album released in 1969. Debuted as a solo artist with the 1972 Honky Tonk Angel album and has recorded to a devoted fanbase since. Known for songs such as I Don't Want To Play, The Secret In This Lady's Heart and a slide guitar cover of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground ~ McIlwaine was born in 1945
 
June 23, 2020 ~ Trumpeter Ryan Anthony passed away ~ Best known for his association with the Canadian Brass and with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra ~ Anthony was born in 1969
 
June 23, 2019 ~ Bandleader, songwriter, producer Dave Bartholomew passed away in Metaine, Louisiana, USA ~ Iconic New Orleans R&B all-hatter. Originally a trumpeter. Best known for his long and productive association with Fats Domino. Other artists who have collaborated with Bartholomew or recorded his songs include Papa Celestin, Jimmie Lunceford, Cosimo Matassa, Alvin Tyler, Herbert Hardesty, Clarence Hall, Frank Fields, Ernest McLean, Salvador Doucette, Earl Palmer, Lee Allen, Jewel King, Lloyd Price, Smiley Lewis, the Spiders, Chris Kenner, Earl King, Robert Parker, T-Bone Walker, Roy Brown, Frankie Ford, Shirley & Lee, Tommy Ridgley, Faye Adams, and others ~ Bartholomew was born in 1918
 
June 23, 2018 ~ Avant-prog, art rock, rock bassist, guitarist, banjoist, keyboardist, singer Fred Chalenor passed away ~ Best known as a member of Caveman Shoestore, Tone Dogs, Face Ditch. Frequent collaborator of Wayne Horvitz, including in Pigpen and Zony Mash. Has also worked with Owen Maercks, Jeff Greinke, the Walkabouts, LAND, Curlew, and others ~ Chalenor was born in 1955
 
June 23, 2016 ~ Banjo player, singer Ralph Stanley passed away in Sandy Ridge, Virginia, USA ~ Member of iconic bluegrass band the Stanley Brothers. Also formed the Clinch Mountain Boys which at times included sidemen such as Curly Ray Cline, Melvin Goin, Larry Spark, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Charlie Sizemore, Ron Thomason, James Alan Shelton, Sammy Adkins, Ernie Thacker, Jimmy Cameron, Ralph Stanley II, Mitchell van Dyke, Jimmie Vaughn, Alex Hibbits, and others ~ Stanley was born in 1927
 
June 23, 2015 ~ Matheus Josephus Lau, commonly known as singer, guitarist Thé Lau, passed away in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ~ Became a household name as the Scene frontman in the early 1990s scoring hits such as Blauw and Iedereen Is Van De Wereld. Debuted as an author in 2000 with Sterren Van De Hemel, a collection of short stories, publishing his first novel, Hemelrijk, in 2004 ~ Lau was born in 1952
 
June 23, 2013 ~ Robert Calvin Brooks, commonly known as singer Bobby Blue Bland, passed away in Germantown, Tennessee, USA ~ Pivotal in soul-blues, mixing gospel with blues and R&B. Especially acclaimed for his 1961 album Two Steps From The Blues. Best known for songs such as Cry Cry Cry, I Pity The Fool, Turn On Your Lovelight, Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City, and I Wouldn;t Treat A Dog The Way You Treated Me. Worked with Johnny Ace, Eddie Fisher, Junior Parker, Blues Consolidated, Bill Harvey, Joe Scott, Wayne Bennett, Michael Omartian, Steve Barri, Van Morrison, BB King, and ohers ~ Bland was born in 1930
June 23, 2013 ~ Punk rock, hard rock singer, guitarist, drummer Darryl Read, full name Darryl Michael Roy Read, passed away in Pattaya, Thailand ~ Member of Crushed Butler, a band believed to have foreshadowed punk. Collaborated with Bill Legend, Mickey Finn and the Doors' Ray Manzarek ~ Read was born in 1951
June 23, 2013 ~ Willie Littlefield, commonly known as R&B, boogie-woogie pianist, singer Little Willie Littlefield, passed away in Voorhuizen, the Netherlands ~ Influenced by Albert Ammons, Charles Brown, Amos Milburn. Served as the bridge between boogie-woogie and rock & roll. Noted for his early-1950s recording especially It's Midnight and Little Willie's Boogie. Worked with Don Wilkerson, Maxwell Davis, Buddy Floyd, Chuck Norris, Johnny Moore, Al Wichard, Jesse Prick, Little Lora Wiggins, and others ~ Littlefield was born in 1931
 
June 23, 2011 ~ Conductor, orchestrator, arranger, composer Fred Steiner, full name Frederick Steiner, passed away in Ajijic, Mexico ~ Perhaps best known as a composer for radio, TV and film. Wrote the themes for the TV series The Rocky And Biullwinkle Show and Perry Mason. Contributed significantly to the original Star Trek series, scoring or conducting the music for 29 of the 79 original episodes. Also contributed to 1979 feature film Star Trek (The Motion Picture) and the 1985 film The Color Purple ~ Steiner was born in 1923
 
June 23, 2006 ~ Producer, label executive Clifford Antone passed away in Austin, Texas, USA ~ Founder, owner of Antone's blues club, Austin, Texas. Label founder, owner. Mentor to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Vaughan, Kim Wilson, Gary Clark Jr, and others ~ Antone was born in 1949
 
June 23, 2005 ~ Violinist Isidore Cohen passed away in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Member of the Schneider Quartet since 1952. Joined the Juilliard String Quartet in 1958. Joined the Beaux Arts Trio in 1968 ~ Cohen was born in 1922
 
June 23, 2000 ~ Saxophonist Jerome Richardson passed away in Englewood, New Jersey, USA ~ Worked with Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Billy Eckstine, Kenny Burrell, Earl Hines, Oscar Pettiford, Cannonball Adderley, Quincy Jones, Gene Ammons, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Betty Carter, Ernie Wilkins, Kenny Clarke, Phineas Newborn Jr, Abbey Lincoln, Tiny Grimes, Joe Wilder, Etta Jones, Junior Mance, Milt Jackson, Ruth Brown, JJ Johnson, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Les McCann, Chico Hamilton, Cal Tjader, David Fathead Newman, Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Wanderley, Johnny Hodges, Billy Butler, Steely Dan, Moacir Santos, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire, Clifford Jordan, Lee Ritenour, Zoot Sims, the Crusaders, Wade Marcus, and others ~ Richardson was born in 1920
 
June 23, 1993 ~ Jazz, bebop clarinetist, saxophonist Massimo Urbani passed away ~ Renowned bebop alto saxophonist active since the mid-1970ss. Notably collaborated with Monte Mario, Enrico Rava, Larry Nocella, Luigi Bonafede, Paolo Pellegatti, Tullio de Piscope, Mike Melillo, and others. Passed away age 36 of a heroin overdose ~ Urbani was born in 1957
 
June 23, 1992 ~ Comedian, actress, singer Joy Nichols, full name Joy Eileen Nichols, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known as the star, singing and acting on the BBC radio comedy show Take It From Here starting in 1948 ~ Nichols was born in 1925
 
June 23, 1991 ~ Singer, songwriter Steven Grossman passed away in San Francisco, California, USA ~ Heavily influenced by Joni Mitchell. Noted for his debut album Caravan Tonight (1974), openly dealing with gay themes and subject matter ~ Grossman was born in 1951
 
June 23, 1988 ~ Producer, songwriter Anders Nilsen born in Stavanger ~ Best known for Salsa Tequila, a dance hit that charted in the Netherlands, Belgium and topped the charts in Nilsen's native Norway in 2013
 
June 23, 1987 ~ Country, alternative country, indie folk singer, guitarist, songwriter Caitlin Rose, full name Caitlin Elisabeth Rose, born in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Daughter of country songwriter Liz Rose. Lead singer of Save Macaulay. Released her My Own Side Now solo debut album in 2010. Drew critical comparisons to Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Iris DeMent
 
June 23, 1986 ~ Rapper Mayne Mannish born in Berkeley, California, USA ~ Member of West Coast hip-hoppers the Team, known for the 2005 singles Just Go and Bottles Up. Enjoyed more chart succes as a solo artist with songs such as Slow Down, Right Back, Burn Rubber and Foy. Has collaborated with E-40, Eric Bellinger, and with Omega Crosby
 
June 23, 1984 ~ Jazz singer Aida Ward passed away ~ Popular 1920s, 1930s singer known for her performances on Broadway and in the Cotton Club. Worked with Adelaide Hall, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway. First to introduce the often covered Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea and I've Got The World On A String ~ Ward was born in 1900
 
June 23, 1979 ~ Jazz guitarist Joscho Stephan born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany ~ Mainly plays gypsy jazz, influenced by Django Reinhardt. Has collaborated with Tommy Emmanuel, Stochelo Rosenberg, Biréli Lagrène, Peter Autschbach, and others
June 23, 1979 ~ Singer Susanna Wallumrød born in Kongsberg, Norway ~ Sister of drummer Fredrik Wallumrød and pianist Christian Wallumrød. Married to producer Helge Sten. Active since the mid-2000s. Has worked with Morten Qvenild, Giovanni Pessi, Marco Ambrosini, Jan Achtman, and others
 
June 23, 1978 ~ Malik DeShawn Cox, commonly known as rapper, songwriter Memphis Bleek, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Released his Coming Of Age solo debut album in 1999. Best known for the singles It's Alright and Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses) featuring Jay-Z, Twista and Missy Elliott. Has also collaborated with Beanie Sigel, Trick Daddy, TI, Nate Dogg, Swizz Beatz, Ruff Endz, and others
 
June 23, 1977 ~ Pop, folk-pop, soft rock, blue-eyed soul singer, guitarist, songwriter Jason Mraz, full name Jason Thomas Mraz, born in Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA ~ Released his Waiting For My Rocket To Come debut album in 2002, which included the hit single The Remedy (I Won't Worry). Subsequent hits would include 2008's I'm Yours and 2012's I Won't Give Up
 
June 23, 1975 ~ Kate Victoria Tunstall, commonly known as alternative rock, folk rock, indie rock, folktronica singer, guitarist, drummer, pianist, flutist, songwriter KT Tunstall, born in Edinburgh, UK ~ Released her Eye To The Telescope debut album in 2005, which included the UK top 20 hits The Other Side Of The World and Suddenly I See. Present on the 2003 Laughter Through The Tears album of klezmer band Oi Va Voi
 
June 23, 1973 ~ Rock keyboardist, guitarist, singer Carter Albrecht, full name Jeffrey Carter Albrecht, born ~ Latter day member of the New Bohemians fronted by Edie Brickell, appearing on the Stranger Things released the year before Albrecht's death. Has previously worked with Sorta and fronted his own Dallas-based outfit the Sparrows, known for the critically acclaimed albums Rock & Roll Days and Snowflakes. At the time of his death was working on his first solo album, Jesus Is Alive (And Living In London), posthumously released in 2009 with financial backing from Brickell ~ Albrecht passed away in 2007
June 23, 1973 ~ Marija Naumova, commonly known as pop, jazz singer Marie N, born in Riga, Latvia ~ Internationally best known for winning the 2002 Eurovision Songfestival for Latvia with the song I Wanna which she co-wrote with Marats Samauskis
 
June 23, 1971 ~ Singer, songwriter Ambrosia Parsley in Reseda, California, USA ~ First gained attention as lead singer of Shivaree, teaming up with keyboardist Danny McGough and guitarist Duke McVinnie
June 23, 1971 ~ Ricardo Capuano, commonly known as pop rock singer, guitarist Rico, born in Paisley, UK ~ Member of 1990s outfit Perfect World. Released his solo debut album, Sanctuary Medicines, in 1999. Best known for guesting on Crazier, a 2003 UK top 20 hit with regular collaborator Gary Numan ~ Capuano passed away in 2022
June 23, 1971 ~ Singer, songwriter, producer Wayne Jackson born in Manchester, UK ~ Founded 1990s band the Dostoyevskys, known best as recurring support act on Oasis tours. Co-writer and featured vocalist on Paul van Dyk's 2005 The Other Side. Best known as member of Bela B's backing band, also serving as producer on the albums Bingo and Code B. Released his The Long Goodbye solo debut album in 2008
 
June 23, 1966 ~ Jonathan Arthur DeBarge, commonly known as pop, R&B, soul singer Chico DeBarge, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Best known for a number of 1980s hits, notably Talk To Me and Rainy Night. Would resurge in the late 1990s, acclaimed for his 1997 Long Time No See album which spawned the singles Love Still Good, No Guarantee featuring Joe and Virgin
June 23, 1966 ~ Blues rock, progressive rock, jazz singer, guitarist, songwriter Greg Koch born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA ~ Influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Has worked as a solo artist and in small bands starting in the early 1990s. Backed by artists such as Gary Koehler, Kevin Mushel, John Calarco, Tom Goode, Roscoe Beck, Malford Milligan, Toby Lee Marshall, and his son Dylan Koch
 
June 23, 1965 ~ Guitarist, bassist Paul Bonehead Arthurs born in Manchester, UK ~ Co-founding member of Oasis, remaining with the band through 1999 and present on the band's best-known including the Definitely Maybe and (What's The Story) Morning Glory albums
June 23, 1965 ~ Producer, DJ, songwriter Richard Norris born ~ Member of electronic dance band the Grid known for songs such as Crystal Clear, Rollercoaster and their best-known Swamp Thing. Also worked with artists such as Bryan Ferry, Marc Almond, Pet Shop Boys, Joe Strummer, Psychic TV, Robert Fripp, Finnur Bjarnason, and others
 
June 23, 1964 ~ Joseph Alan Cagle, commonly known as heavy metal, glam metal guitarist Joey Allen, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA ~ Lead guitarist of glam metal outfit Warrant from 1987 through 1994 and rejoining in later years. Present on the band's first three albums, 1989's Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, 1990's Cherry Pie and 1992's Dog Eat Dog
 
June 23, 1962 ~ Alternative rock drummer Steve Shelley born in Midland, Michigan, USA ~ Best known as member of pivotal and influential noise rock outfit Sonic Youth, joining the band in 1985 replacing Bob Bert. Shelley lived in the apartment of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, serving as their dog sitter while the band was in Europe. When they returned to the USA drummer Bert had left the band and Shelley was hired. First appeared on Evol album, the band's third studio album released in 1986, and has been with the band since including on the acclaimed albums Daydream Nation and Goo released respectively in 1988 and 1990. Has also guested on recordings by Daniel Johnston, the Dim Stars, Richard Hell, Mosquito, Two Dollar Guitar, Cat Power, Christina Rosenvinge, and others
 
June 23, 1961 ~ Rock, punk pop singer, songwriter Paul Cunniffe born in Cambridge, UK ~ Fronted the 1980s punk pop band Blaze X, best known for their 1980 Some Hope single ~ Cunniffe passed away in 2001
June 23, 1961 ~ Rock, rock & roll, hard rock, heavy metal bassist Phil Sousan born in London, UK ~ Worked with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Vince Neil, Johnny Hallyday, John Waite, Dio, Beggars & Thieves, Last In Line, Jimmy Page, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Richie Kotzen, Matt Sorum, Franky Perez, Tracii Guns, and others
 
June 23, 1960 ~ Alternative rock, punk rock, psychedelic rock, heavy metal drummer, songwriter Derrick Bostrom born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ~ Co-founding member of Meat Puppets remaining with the band from 1980 through its initial disbandement in 1996. The band is known for merging punk with country and psychedelic rock and has influenced artists such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Pavement and Jawbreaker
June 23, 1960 ~ Saxophonist Donald Harrison born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Has worked with Roy Haynes, Jack McDuff, the Jazz Messengers, Terence Blanchard, Dr John, Cyrus Chestnut, Christian Scott, Mark Whitfield, Christian McBride, Joanne Brackeen, the Headhunters, Eddie Palmieri, Don Pullen, the Cookers, Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, and others
 
June 23, 1959 ~ Writer, poet, singer, actor Boris Vian passed away in Paris, France ~ Important influence on French jazz. Critic for several French jazz-reviews. Wrote extensively about both French and American jazz. As a singer best known for his 1954 anti-war song Deserteur. Also a revered novelist and poet remaining popular to this day ~ Vian was born in 1920
 
June 23, 1958 ~ Heavy metal guitarist Chris Holmes, full name Christopher John Holmes, born in Glendale, California, USA ~ Lead guitarist of WASP, which he co-founded with Blackie Lawless and Randy Piper. Has also worked with Psycho Squad, Animal, the LA Guns, Where Angels Suffer, Stonebreed, and others
 
June 23, 1957 ~ Leslie McGregor John, commonly known as singer, actor Leee John, born in London, UK ~ Best known as lead singer of Imagination who scored a number of UK top ten hits in the early 1980s including Body Talk and Just An Illusion
 
June 23, 1956 ~ Bassist, producer, label executive Randy Jackson, full name Randall Darius Jackson, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA ~ Longest-serving judge on American Idol talent show. Has worked with Journey, Richard Marx, Jean-Luc Ponty, Aldo Nova, George Benson, the Blue Öyster Cult, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Bolton, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Billy Cobham, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Ernie Isley, Billy Joel, Brent Bourgeois, George Michael, Stevie Nicks, Imogen Heap, Bruce Springsteen, and others
 
June 23, 1954 ~ Pop, rock guitarist Bobby Messano born in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA ~ Worked with Starz, Lou Gramm, Steve Winwood, Clarence Clemons, Franke & the Knockouts, Peter Criss, Stanky Brown, Gloria Gaynor, Joe Lynn Turner, Glen Burtnick, and others
 
June 23, 1953 ~ Del Stanley McEntire, commonly known as country singer, fiddler Pake McEntire, born in Chockie, Oklahoma, USA ~ Brother of singers Reba McEntire and Susie McEntire. Known for songs such as Every Night, Savin' My Love For You, Heart Vs Heart and perhaps his best-known Savin' My Love For You
 
June 23, 1950 ~ Saxophonist Luther Thomas born ~ Worked with the Black Artists Group, the Human Arts Ensemble, Dizzazz, the Contortions, Wilber Morris, John Lindberg, and others
 
June 23, 1949 ~ Blues, R&B, jazz pianist Bill Sims Jr born in Marion, Ohio, USA ~ Member of Jacksonian Blues. Member of doo-wop influenced the Four Mints from 1971 through 1976. Founded the avant-garde jazz outfit the Lamorians in 1976. Subsequently founded the blues band the Cold Blooded Blues Band. Would release his Blues Before Sunrise debut album in 1992 ~ Sims passed away in 2019
 
June 23, 1948 ~ Miles Francis Goodwin, commonly known as rock, pop, hard rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Myles Goodwyn, born in Woodstock, Canada ~ Lead singer, main songwriter, co-founding and sole constant member of April Wine, known for hits such as You Could Have Been A Lady, Tonite Is A Wonderful Time To Fall In Love, The Whole World's Goin' Crazy, You Won't Dance With Me and Enough Is Enough
 
June 23, 1945 ~ Southern rock, rock bassist Paul Goddard born ~ Co-founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, remaining with the band from its inception through 1983 and rejoining in later years. Present on the band's best-known including So Into You, I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight and Imaginary Lover ~ Goddard passed away in 2014
 
June 23, 1944 ~ Singer Rosetta Hightower born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Lead singer of the Orlons, known for early-1960s hits such as The Wah-watusi, Don't Hang Up, South Street, and Not Me ~ Hightower passed away in 2014
 
June 23, 1943 ~ Conductor, pianist James Levine, full name James Lawrence Levine, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA ~ Perhaps best known as music director of the Metropolitan Opera from 1976 through 2016. Has also worked with the Munich Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic the Berlin Philharmonic, and others ~ Levine passed away in 2021
 
June 23, 1942 ~ Hans Eckard Wader, commonly known as singer, songwriter Hannes Wader, born in Bethel, Germany ~ Important singer, songwriter known for his leftist views, singing both originals and traditional songs covering socialist and communist resistance to oppression. Active since the late 1960s. Known for songs such as Die Internationale, Die Moorsoldaten, Traum Vom Frieden and Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind
 
June 23, 1941 ~ Robert Burns, commonly known as guitarist, lyricist Robert Hunter, born in Arroyo Grande, California, USA ~ Non-performing member of the Grateful Dead. Hailed as one of rock's most dazzling lyricists. Co-wrote songs such as Dark Star, Ripple, Dead Truckin', China Cat Sunflower and Terrapin Station ~ Burns passed away in 2019
 
June 23, 1940 ~ Terence Nelhams Wright, commonly known as singer Adam Faith, born in Middlesex, UK ~ Teen idol, best known for a string of early-1960s hits including What Do You Want, Poor Me, Someone Else's Baby, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, How About That, Lonely Pup In A Christmas Shop and Who Am I ~ Nelhams-Wright passed away in 2003
 
June 23, 1938 ~ Boruch Alan Bermowitz, commonly known as singer Alan Vega born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Co-founded the electronic protopunk outfit Suicide with Martin Reverby. Releasing solo records since the early-1980s. Has worked with producers such as Chris Lord-Alge and Ric Ocasek. Has collaborated with Mercury Rev, Alex Chilton, Stephen Lironi, and with Lydia Lunch ~ Vega passed away in 2016
 
June 23, 1930 ~ Bassist, painter Stuart Sutcliffe, full name Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe, born in Edinburgh, UK ~ Original member of the Beatles, present in the line-up during their Hamburg period. Left the band in 1961 to focus on his career as a painter ~ Sutcliffe passed away in 1962
 
June 23, 1929 ~ Country, folk, gospel, rockabilly singer, guitarist, banjoist, keyboardist, autoharpist, songwriter June Carter, full name Valerie June Carter, born in Maces Springs, Virginia, USA ~ Member of the Carter Family and the Carter Sisters. As a solo artist known for upbeat 1950s country, rockabilly songs, notably Jukebox Blues and No Swallerin' Place. As a songwriter best known for penning Ring Of Fire for her then-future husband Johnny Cash. Married to Cash, who proposed to her during a live performance on-stage, from 1968 until her death ~ Carter passed away in 2003
 
June 23, 1926 ~ Henry Shalofsky, commonly known as bebop trumpeter Hank Shaw, born in London, UK ~ Worked with Teddy Foster, Oscar Rabin, Frank Weir, Tommy Sampson, Oscar Peterson, Maynard Ferguson, Ronnie Scott, Johnny Dankworth, Lennie Bush, Vic Lewis, Cab Kaye, Jack Parnell, Joe Harriott, Tony Crombie, Don Rendell, Tony Kinsey, Stan Tracey, Bill Le Sage, and others ~ Shalofsky passed away in 2006
 
June 23, 1925 ~ Edmund Gregory, commonly known as jazz, hard bop saxophonist Sahib Shihab, born in Savannah, Georgia, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Luther Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Fletcher Henderson, Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke, John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Kenny Dorham, Benny Golson, Brass Fever, Donald Byrd, Betty Carter, Roy Haynes, Abbey Lincoln, Specs Powell, AK Salim, Mal Waldron, Idrees Sulieman, and others ~ Gregory passed away in 1989
 
June 23, 1923 ~ Pianist, composer, arranger, music theorist George Russell born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA ~ Played with Benny Carter, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Buddy DeFranco, Hal McKusick, Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton, Paul Motian, John Coltrane, Bob Brookmeyer, Max Roach, Terje Rypdal, Paul Bley, David Baker, Steve Swallow, Eric Dolphy, Jan Garbarek, Jon Christensen, and others ~ Russell passed away in 2009
 
June 23, 1922 ~ Composer Francis Thorne, full name Francis Burritt Thorne Jr, was born in Bay Shore, New York, USA ~ Jazz-influenced contemporary classical composer best known for his Elegy For Orchestra premiered in 1964 by the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Eugene Ormandy. One the first classical composers to write specifically for electric guitar and electric bass guitar ~ Thorne passed away in 2017
June 23, 1922 ~ Mezzo-soprano Joyce Wright, full name Betty Joyce Wright, born in Leicester, UK ~ Closely associated with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Married to fellow D'Oyly member Peter Pratt ~ Wright passed away in 2020
 
June 23, 1918 ~ Trumpeter Sidney Mear born ~ Played with Horace Heidt, Igor Stravinsky, Eugene Ormandy, Fritz Reiner, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Dmitri Mitropoulos, and others ~ Mear passed away in 2016
 
June 23, 1917 ~ Conductor, arranger, composer Peter Knight born in Devon, UK ~ Best known for his work for TV and film, notably The Cure Of The Crimson Altar, Tess, and Ghost Story ~ Knight passed away in 1985
 
June 23, 1916 ~ Label executive Tony Martell born ~ Longtime CBS Records and Epic Records executive and producer. Helped shape and advance careers of the Isley Brothers, the O'Jays, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Ozzy Osbourne. Also worked with artists such as George Benson, Gerry Mulligan, Jim Hall, Lalo Schifrin, Bill Withers, Patti Austin, George Duke, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Eumir Deodato, Stanley Turrentine, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Jett, Henry Lee Summer, and others ~ Martell passed away in 2016
 
June 23, 1915 ~ William Edward Grishaw, commonly known as country, rockabilly songwriter, guitarist Zeb Turner, born in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA ~ Backed Red Foley and Hank Williams. Co-wrote There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues, recorded by Williams, Clyde Moody, Ernest Tubb, as well as by British group The The. Co-wrote It's A Sin, a 1947 hit for Eddy Arnold. Co-wrote Texas In My Soul, recorded by Tex Williams, Hank Penny, and by Willie Nelson ~ Grishaw passed away in 1978
 
June 23, 1913 ~ Jazz, blues singer Helen Humes born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA ~ Helped to define the sound of vocal swing music. Sang with Count Basie, Harry James, Red Norvo, Don Byas, and others ~ Humes passed away in 1981
 
June 23, 1910 ~ Bassist Milt Hinton born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA ~ Worked with Freddie Keppard, Zutty Singleton, Jabbo Smith, Erskine Tate, Art Tatum, Tiny Parham, Trio, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, Teddy Wilson, Joe Bushkin, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Leon Redbone, Sam Cooke, Barbra Streisand, Brook Benton, Johnny Mathis, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, Hank Jones, Barry Galbraith, Osie Johnson, Pearl Bailey, Bing Crosby, Bob Brookmeyer, Ruth Brown, Kenny Burrell, Benny Carter, Buck Clayton, Jimmy Cleveland, Freddy Cole, Joey DeFrancesco, Curtis Fuller, Paul Desmond, Dodo Greene, Gigi Gryce, Cass Harrison, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, JJ Johnson, Elvin Jones, Etta Jones, Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis, Charles Mingus, Ike Quebec, Jordan Sandke, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt, Joe Wilder, and others ~ Hinton passed away in 2000
 
June 23, 1908 ~ Jazz trombonist, arranger Eli Robinson born in Greenville, Georgia, USA ~ Worked with Speed Webb, mcKinney's Cotton Pickers, Teddy Hill, Willie Bryant, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Roy Eldridge, Lucky Millinder, Count Basie, Buddy Tate, Blanche Calloway, Buster Bailey, Earl Warren, Johnny Otis, Lester Young, and others ~ Robinson passed away in 1972
 
June 23, 1907 ~ Sidney Edward Pollacsek, commonly known as songwriter, actor, radio and TV producer Edward Pola, born in New York, New York, USA ~ As a songwriter known for songs such as My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes (Lawrence Welk), Marching Along Together (Ray Noble), Quicksilver (Doris Day), and I Love The Way You Say Goodnight (Doris Day). Probably best known for co-writing It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year with frequent collaborator George Wyle, the song would be first recorded by Andy Williams and become a Holiday classic covered by well over 250 artists ~ Pollacsek passed away in 1995
 
June 23, 1897 ~ Bandleader, violinist, pianist, mandolinist, composer Terig Tucci born in Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ Worked with the NBC Radio Orchestra, the Pan-American Symphony Orchestra, John Serry Sr, Alfredo Antonini, Juan Arvizu, Nestor Mesta Cháyres, Elsa Miranda, and others. Staff producer for RCA-Victor's Latin American unit ~ Tucci passed away in 1973
 
June 23, 1892 ~ Classical pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski born in Lemberg, Hungary ~ Child prodigy. Worked with Alexander Schneider, Joseph Szigeti, the Budapest Quartet, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, the New York Quartet, and others ~ Horszowski passed away in 1993