This Day In Music: June 5
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June 5, 2023 ~ Astrud Evangelina Weinert, commonly known as bossa nova, jazz singer Astrud Gilberto, passed away ~ Best known for her contributions to the 1963 Getz/Gilberto album, a collaborative album by Stan Getz and her then-husband João Gilberto, singing lead on two of the the album's tracks including the hit The Girl From Ipanema. Released her solo debut album The Astrud Gilberto Album in 1965 and has recorded well over a dozen albums since ~ Gilberto was born in 1940
June 5, 2023 ~ Hoboist, conductor Werner Herbers passed away in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ~ Married to violinist Vera Beths. Principal hoboist for the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Co-artistic director for the Nederlands Blazer Ensemble from 1962 through 1988. Founded the Ebony Band, known for bringing forgotten or overlooked composers from the Interbellum to the public's attention and especially composers persecuted or killed by the Nazis ~ Herbers was born in 1940
June 5, 2022 ~ Bassist Alec John Such passed away ~ Member of Bon Jovi from its inception in 1983 through 1994. Present on the band's best-known including the 1987 Slippery When Wet album which would go on to sell over 20 million copies and spawn the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin' On A Prayer and Wanted Dead Or Alive ~ Such was born in 1951
June 5, 2022 ~ Mariel Semonte Orr, commonly known as rapper Trouble, passed away ~ Has been releasing mixtapes since the early 2010s. Released his first full-length, the Mike Will Made It collaborative album Edgewood, in 2018. The acclaimed album would also feature appearances from Drake and the Weeknd. Guested on Lupe Fiasco's 2015 album Tetsuo & Youth. Guested on YFN Lucci's Key To The Streets single. Has also worked with Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame, Trae the Truth, and others ~ Orr was born in 1987
June 5, 2021 ~ Grace Bernadette Sisson, commonly known as folk singer Grace Griffith, passed away in Silver Spring, Maryland,. USA ~ Member of the Hags, succeeded by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Formed the duo Hazlewood with Susan Graham White. Half a dozen albums to her name as a solo artist, starting with the indie released Every Hue And Shade album in 1993 later reissued as Grace ~ Sisson was born in 1956
June 5, 2018 ~ Vincent Clifford, commonly known as singer Billy Thunderkloud, passed away ~ Fronted Billy Thunderkloud & the Chieftones, known best for the 1975 singles What Time Of Day and its follow-up Pledging My Love both charting reasonably well on the Billboard Country charts ~ Clifford was born in 1948
June 5, 2017 ~ The 48th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 3 of 3. Mostly sunny, this year's edition would draw in total some 89,500 visitors. Included on today's, Monday the 5th's bill would be Seasick Steve, Guus Meeuwis, Passenger, Live, the Kings Of Leon, Machine Gun Kelly, Rag'n'bone Man, Sum 41, Prophets Of Rage, System Of A Down, Gutterdämmerung, Oh Wonder, Liam Gallagher, Fat Freddy's Drop, , Midas, Don Broco, Chris Ayer, JP Cooper, and Gerson Main
June 5, 2016 ~ Phyllis Smith, commonly known as soprano singer Phyllis Curtin, passed away in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA ~ Worked with the New England Opera Theatre, the New York City Opera, the NBC Opera Company, the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and others ~ Smith was born in 1921
June 5, 2014 ~ Producer, songwriter Don Davis passed away in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USA ~ Sessioned as guitarist for several Detroit-based labels, including Motown, before moving into songwriting and producing. Best known for his association with Stax/Volt and especially Johnnie Taylor, notably on the hits Who's Making Love, Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone and Disco Lady. Would set up several production and publishing companies, acquire Detroit's United Sound studios and found the Tortoise International label in the 1970s, working with artists such as First Fire, Rockets, the Skyliners, Dan Schafer, and others ~ Davis was born in 1938
June 5, 2013 ~ Violist David Schwartz passed away ~ Principal violist with the Cleveland Orchestra by age 23. Best known for his recordings with the Yale Quartet and the Paganini Quartet. Present on the soundtracks of The Godfather, Jaws, ET, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Has alo worked with the Detroit Symphony, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, John Williams, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, the Supremes, Sérgio Mendes, Lionel Richie, John Hiatt, and others ~ Schwartz was born in 1916
June 5, 2010 ~ Composer Arne Nordheim passed away ~ Composed for stage, orchestral works, chamber music, choral works, and for film and TV. Well-known composition include String Quartet, the song ccylce Aftonland (Evening Land), Canzona Per Orchestra, and perhaps his best known Epitaffio Per Orchestra E Nastro Magnetico published in 1963. Nordheim's popularity grew immensely after Frank Zappa visited Denmark in 1973 and told journalists he wanted to meet Nordheim. The two would later develop a longtime friendship ~ Nordheim was born in 1931
June 5, 2010 ~ Saxophonist, clarinetist Danny Bank, full name Daniel Bernard Bank, passed away ~ Early on in his career served in ensembles led by Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Paul Whiteman. Well-known for his association with Miles Davis, appearing on albums such as Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess and Sketches Of Spain. Also present on albums by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie (Afro), Ben Webster, Urbie Green, Betty Carter, Sylvia Syms, Oscar Pettiford, Chubby Jackson, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins (Alfie), Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Oliver Nelson (Black Brown & Beautiful), Quincy Jones, and Randy Weston ~ Bank was born in 1922
June 5, 2006 ~ The 37th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 3 of 3. A sunny, warm weekend, this year's edition would draw a total of some 68,000 visitors. Included on today's, Monday the 5th's bill would be Skin, BLØF, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soulfly, David Gray, the Deftones, Nickelback, Morrissey, the Living Things, Jamie Lidell, the Editors, the Flaming Lips, and Opgezwolle
June 5, 2002 ~ Douglas Glenn Colvin, commonly known as bassist Dee Dee Ramone, born in Fort Lee, Virginia, USA ~ Best known as co-founding member and bassist of punk rock band the Ramones. Initially also the lead singer but this role was quickly taken over by drummer Joey Ramone. Dee Dee was also the main lyricist, responsible for the majority of the band's lyrics including on Rockaway Beach, Poison Heart and Bonzo Goes To Bitburg ~ Colvin was born in 1951
June 5, 2002 ~ Charles Valdes Parham, commonly known as jazz double bassist Truck Parham, passed away ~ Played drums before switching to bass. Professional boxer before he turned to music. Worked with Zack Whyte, Zutty Singleton, Roy Eldridge, Art Tatum, Bob Shoffner, Earl Hines, Jimmie Lunceford, Muggsy Spanier, Herbie Fields, Louie Bellson, Art Hodes, and others ~ Parham was born in 1911
June 5, 2000 ~ Samba singer, songwriter João Nogueira passed away in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Has recorded well over a dozen albums since the early 1970s. Recorded his first composition, Espera ó Nega, in 1968, and would gain attention two years later when Elizeth Cardoso recorded his song Corrente De Aço. Nogueira would become one of Brazil's most revered singers, his songs covered by the likes of Elis Regina, Clara Nunes (As Forças Da Natureza), Emílio Santiago, Beth Carvalho, and Alcione Nazareth. Nogueira's son Diogo Nogueira would follow in his father's footsteps, actively recording as a samba singer and songwriter since the early 2000s ~ Nogueira was born in 1941
June 5, 1999 ~ Ernest Brooks Wilkins Jr, commonly known as jazz saxophonist, conductor, arranger Ernie Wilkins, passed away in Copenhagen, Denmark ~ Leader and sideman. Closely associated with Count Basie, backing Basie during the 1950s. Musical director for Cannonball Adderley, Dinah Washington, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich. Has recorded with Earl Hines, Kenny Clarke, Manny Albam, Louie Bellson, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Grey, Joe Newman, and others ~ Wilkins was born in 1919
June 5, 1999 ~ Singer, drummer, songwriter, actor Mel Tormé, full name Melvin Howard Tormé, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Dubbed “the Velvet Fog” for his smooth vocal delivery. Child prodigy. Actively recording since the 1940s. Known for songs such as Careless Hands, Again, The Four Winds And Seven Seas and Bewitched ~ Tormé was born in 1925
June 5, 1998 ~ David Orobosa, commonly known as rapper, singer, songwriter Dave, born in Brixton, UK ~ Known for his socially conscious lyricism and wordplay. First gained serious attention with the 2016 Thiago Silva single featuring AJ Tracey. Would release his Six Paths debut EP later the same year. An acclaimed full-length Psychodrama album followed in 2019. Also known as an actor, appearing in the Netflix series Toy Boy
June 5, 1995 ~ The 26th edition of Pinkpop takes place in Landgraaf, the Netherlands ~ Day 2 of 2. In total this year's edition would draw some 49,000 visitors. Included on today's, Monday the 5th's bill would be Sinéad O'Connor, the Levellers, Faith No More, Biohazard, the Tragically Hip, the Rollins Band, Bettie Serveert, Live, the Pogues, dEUS, Spearhead, Pete Droge, Danzig, Van Dik Hout, Slash's Snakepit, Bad Religion, G Love & Special Sauce, Heather Nova, Hootie & the Blowfish, and the Dave Matthews Band
June 5, 1993 ~ Harold Lloyd Jenkins, commonly known as country, rock & roll, pop singer, songwriter Conway Twitty, passed away in Springfield, Missouri, USA ~ Known for a string of duets with Loretta Lynn as well as his own hits including It's Only Make Believe, Next In Line, Hello Darlin', Lead Me On, You've Never Been This Far Before, and others ~ Twitty was born in 1933
June 5, 1990 ~ Dion Isaiah McFarlane, commonly known as producer, DJ, rapper Mustard, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Closely associated with YG and Ty Dolla $ign. Released his 10 Summers solo debut album in 2014. Best known for Roddy Ricch with Roddy Ricch, a hit in 2019. Has produced artists such as Tyga, Problem, Bow Wow, 2 Chainz, T-Pain,, TI, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, Ella Mai, and others
June 5, 1983 ~ Conductor, composer, musicologist Anthony Lewis, full name Anthony Carey Lewis, passed away in Haslemere, UK ~ Co-founder and first chief editor of Musica Brittanica. Professor of music at the University of Birmingham and principial of the Royal Academy of Music, London. As a conductor played a key role in the baroque music revival of the mid 20th century. Well-known recording include Henry Purcell's Didi And Aeneas, George Frideric Handel's Sosarme, and Jean-Philippe Rameau's Hippolyte Et Aricie ~ Lewis was born in 1915
June 5, 1980 ~ Rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Brandi Shearer born in Oregon, USA ~ Released her Museum debut album in 1999 and has recorded consistently throughout the 2000s. The album would feature backing from jazz guitarist Ted Savarese, in whose jazz-oriented Drizzoletto ensemble Shearer played rhythm guitar
June 5, 1979 ~ David Bisbal Ferro, commonly known as pop singer, songwriter, actor David Bisbal, born in Almeria, Spain ~ Released his Corazon Latino debut album in 2002. Has since constistently reached the Spanish top 10, many of his singles topping the charts. Known for songs such as Digale, Bulleria, Quien Me Iba A Decir, Esclavo De Sus Besos, Diez Mil Maneras and Antes Que No
June 5, 1977 ~ John Adam Estes, commonly known as country blues, blues singer, guitarist, songwriter Sleepy John Estes, passed away in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA ~ Cited by Led Zeppelin-singer Robert Plant as one of his earliest influences. Known for songs such as Drop Down Mama, Runnin' Around, Rats In My Kitchen and Working Man Blues. Faded out of public view by the 1950s. Worked with Hammie Nixon, Yank Rachell, Hambone Wilie Newbern, Son Bonds, Charlie Pickett, and others ~ Estes was born ca.1899
June 5, 1975 ~ Guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, mandolinist, harpist Duncan Patterson born in Liverpool, UK ~ Member of Anathema, playing a key role in steering the band towards a softer, deeper sound especially through his songwriting for the albums Eternity and Alternative 4. Following his departure from the band in 1998 teamed up with Mick Moss in Antimatter, basically an amalgation of two solo projects, with whom he recorded four albums through the mid-2000s. Founded Ion, merging acoustic and traditional music. Patterson has also recorded as a solo artist, starting with The Eternity Suite released in 2015, and guested on recordings by Breaklose, the Aftermath, Phase, and Corde Oblique
June 5, 1972 ~ Alternative rock, indie rock guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, singer Dominic Chad born in Exeter, UK ~ Member of alternative rock outfit Mansun, with whom he recorded four albums through the early-2000s. The band is especially known for their 1997 Attack Of The Grey Lantern debut album and would earn a cult following in America. Following the band's disbandement Chad has worked as a support worked, supporting people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and brain injuries
June 5, 1970 ~ Electropop, eurodance, dance-pop keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter Claus Norreen born in Charlottenlund, Denmark ~ Co-founding member of Aqua, remaining with the band through 2001 and rejoining on occasion in later years. The band is best known for their 1997 crossover dance hit Barbie Girl which reached top 10 across the globe including No.1 spots in the UK, the Netherlands and the band's native Denmark
June 5, 1969 ~ R&B, soul singer, pianist, guitarist, bassist, trumpeter, hornist, percussionist, songwriter Brian McKnight, full name Brian Kelly McKnight, born in Buffalo, New York, USA ~ Started singing as a child in his family's church choir. Brother of Take 6's Claude McKnight III. Signed to Mercury Records at age 19, releasing his eponymous Brian McKnight debut album in 1992. Has recorded well over a dozen albums since to critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase. Known best for songs such as The Way Love Goes, the Vanessa Williams-duet Love Is, One Last Cry, You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) featuring Mase, and perhaps his best-known Back At One, the latter reaching Billboard Hot 100 top 10
June 5, 1966 ~ Musical actor, singer Michael McCarthy born in Turners Cross, Ireland ~ Perhaps best known for his role as Javert in the musical Les Miserables. Other notable credits include roles in Cabaret, Camelot, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Chess. Has also appeared in operas, such as Rigoletto, in dramatic roles, and has recorded a number of solo albums
June 5, 1965 ~ Guitarist, producer Tyler Bates born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as a film composer in the action and horror film genres, notable credits including Get Carter, Doomsday, Watchmen, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and John Wick. Produced and appeared on Marilyn Manson's 2015 The Pale Emperor album, and co-produced Bush's 2020 The Kingdom album
June 5, 1964 ~ British rockers the Rolling Stones kick off their 1st American tour at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California ~ The band embarked on their first ever American tour in support of their first US album The Rolling Stones, playing 11 shows through June the 20th. While in America the band would also make a number of TV appearances, and record several tracks at Chess Studios, Chicago, used on their EP Five By Five and their sophomore US album 12 x 5
June 5, 1962 ~ Pop, rock & roll singer Billy Fury records Because Of Love at Decca Studios, London, UK ~ Written by Ruth Batchelor and Bob Roberts. Recorded by Elvis Presley earlier the same year for his Girls Girls Girls film and soundtrack album. Fury's version would be released as a single, Running Around featured on the flip side, in October and reach UK top 20
June 5, 1961 ~ Jazz saxophonist, composer, novelist Chris Kelsey born ~ Draws from bebop, free jazz, funk, and fusion, augmented by elements of contemporary classical music. Has worked almost exclusively as a leader of smaller ensembles, usually trios or quartets, with well over a dozen albums to his name. Especially acclaimed for the album Renewal released in 2004. Noted for founding What I Say, a quintet dedicated to exploring the 1970s music of Miles Davis, releasing the critically acclaimed What I Say (The Electric Miles Project) in 2013. Also known as a novelist, inspired by crime writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett
June 5, 1957 ~ Alternative rock, rock, pop rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Enrico Ruggero born in Milan, Italy ~ Member of 1970s punk band Decibel. Ventured out on his own by the early 1980s, both as a solo singer and as a songwriter for others. Wrote Il Mare D'Inverno, a hit for Loredana Bertè. As a singer known for songs such as Si Puo Dare Di Piu, Mistero, Sole D'Europe, representing Italy in the 1993 Eurovision Songfestival with the latter and reaching 12th place.
June 5, 1956 ~ Kennethe Bruce Gorelick, commonly known as smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G born in Seattle, Washington, USA ~ Broke through with his 1986 Ductones to become one of the all-time best-selling artists with sales exceeding 75 million records. Has collaborated with Andrea Bocelli, Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, David Foster, Kashif, Michael Bolton, and others
June 5, 1956 ~ Jazz bassist, composer Mick Hutton born in Chester, UK ~ Worked with Harry Beckett, Julian Argüelles, Iain Ballamy, Django Bates, Ken Stubbs, Chris Biscoe, Bill Bruford, Earthworks, Alan Barnes, Peter Erskine, Tina May, Jim Mullen, John Scofield, Alan Skidmore, Tommy Smith, John Taylor, Stan Tracey, Kenny Wheeler, Robin Williamson, Martin Speake, Paul Motian, Andy Panayi, Barry Green, Paul Robinson, Ross Stanley, Gordon Beck, First House, Nick Purnell, Stan Sulzmann, Estelle Kokot, Elkie Brooks, Humphrey Lyttelton, Gary Husband, Joanna Eden, the Boat Rockers, Tim Garland, and others
June 5, 1955 ~ Jazz, classical, rock violinist Hugh Marsh born in Montreal, Canada ~ Best known for his virtuosity on the electric violin. First gained attention in a series of late-1970s concerts with Moe Koffman. It would lead to performances with idols of Marsh including Doug Riley, Sonny Greenwich, and Don Thompson. Has recorded about half a dozen albums as a solo artist, starting with the independently released The Bear Walks in 1984
June 5, 1953 ~ Folk, folk rock singer, guitarist, songwriter María José Cantilo born in Belgrano, Argentina ~ Emerged in the mid-1980s, releasing her eponymous María José Cantilo debut album in 1984, to become one of the defining voices in Argentine rock of the 1980s. Has collaborated with the likes of David Lebón, Leon Gieco, Osvaldo Fattorusso, Daniel Colombres, Oscar Moro, and with her older brother Miguel Cantilo. In 1990 Cantilo would become a Playboy model gracing the cover of the May issue of the magazine's Argentina edition ~ Cantilo passed away in 2022
June 5, 1952 ~ Jazz, traditional pop singer Doris Day records When I Fall In Love at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, New York ~ Written by Edward Heyman and Victor Young. Released the following month, paired with Take Me In Your Arms on the flip side. Though introduced by Jeri Southern in the film One Minute To Zero released earlier the same year, it was Day's Percy Faith-produced rendition that would make it a hit. It has since become a standard, covered by numerous artists including Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Etta Jones, Donny Osmond, Linda Ronstadt, Rick Astley, and others
June 5, 1952 ~ Jazz guitarist Monnette Sudler born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ As a leader over half a dozen albums to her name, including the acclaimed 1995 Time For A Change album. In-demand sidewoman, worked with Kenny Barron, Hamiet Bluiett, Arthur Blythe, Dameronia, Sonny Fortune, Dave Holland, Freddie Hubbard, Joseph Jarman, Hugh Masekela, Cecil McBee, David Murray, Sunny Murray, Trudy Pitts, Odean Pope, Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Shirley Scott, Archie Shepp, Leon Thomas, Steve Turre, Cedar Walton, Grover Washington Jr, Reggie Workman, and others ~ Sudler passed away in 2022
June 5, 1952 ~ Michael Henry McBrain, commonly known as rock, heavy metal drummer Nicko McBrain born in Hackney, London, UK ~ Best known as member of Iron Maiden, joining the band in 1982 as replacement for Clive Burr. First apppeared on the 1983 Piece Of Mind album. Had previously worked with Gordon Giltrap, the Streetwalkers, Pat Travers, Jenny Darren, Trust, and others
June 5, 1951 ~ Country songwriter, bassist, singer Jon Vezner born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ~ Best known for his work with Kathy Mattea, his wife since 1988, writing or co-writing several of her songs including Where've You Been, A Few Good Things Remain, Time Passes By and Whole Lotta Holes. Has also written Then What for Clay Walker, If I Didn't Love You for Steve Wariner and You're Gone for Diamond Rio
June 5, 1950 ~ Ronald Dyson, commonly known as singer, actor Ronnie Dyson, born in Washington DC, USA ~ As a singer best known for The More You Do It (The More I Like It Done To Me), One Man Band Plays All Alone, I Don't Wanna Cry and perhaps his biggest hit If You Let Me Make Love To You Then Why Can't I Touch You, the latter reaching the Billboard top 10 in 1970 ~ Dyson passed away in 1990
June 5, 1949 ~ Wolf Conrad Veit, commonly known as Krautrock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, percussionist Conny Veit, born in Stuttgart, Germany ~ Co-founding member of psychedelic rock outfit Gila, best known for their 1971 Free Electric Sound debut album. Briefly a member of Popol Vuh during the early 1970s, present on the albums Hosianna Mantra and Selingpreisung
June 5, 1949 ~ Bandleader, trumpeter, percussionist Jerry González born in Manhattan, New York, USA ~ Played an important role in development of Latin jazz. Brother of bassist Andy Gonz├ílez. Member of Conjuncto Libre. Co-directed the Fort Apache Band with his brother Andy. Formed the Spanish ensembles Pirated del Flamenco and Comando de la Clave. Has also worked with Tito Puente, McCoy Tyner, Jaco Pastorius, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Eddie Palmieri, Cachao, Woody Shaw, Tony Williams, Larry Young, Freddie Hubbard, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Archie Shepp, Paco de Lucia, George Benson, Chico O'Farrill, the Beach Boys, Papo Vazquez, Ray Barretto, Bobby Paunetto, Chocolate Armenteros, Hilton Ruiz, Chico Freeman, Famoudou Don Moye, Jose Chombo Silva, Rashied Ali, Paquito d'Rivera, Kenny Vance, Diego el Cigala, Enrique Morente, Santi Debriano, Steve Turre, Clifford Thornton, Kip Hanrahan, Abbey Lincoln, Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Valentin, and others ~ González passed away in 2018
June 5, 1948 ~ Patricia Gail Dickerson, commonly known as singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer Gail Davies, born in Broken Row, Oklahoma, USA ~ Gained notoriety as a performer in the 1970s and 1980s. Arguably the first female producer in Country music. Served as a role model for artists such as Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pam Tillis, and others. Daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson. Sister of songwriter Ron Davies. Has one child with songwriter Gary Scruggs, namely BR549's co-lead singer, guitarist Chris Scruggs. As a performer known for songs such as Blue Heartache, I'll Be There If You Want Me, Boys Like You, You're A Hard Dog To Keep Under The Porch, Jagged Edge Of A Broken Heart, and Break Away. Has sessioned for artists such as Glen Campbell, Roger Miller, Hoyt Axton, Lacy J Dalton, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, the Whites, Hugh Moffatt, Rosie Flores, Ralph Stanley, and others
June 5, 1947 ~ Frederick Jerome Stewart, commonly known as funk, R&B guitarist, singer, songwriter Freddie Stone born in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Co-founding member of quintessential funk band Sly & the Family Stone, which also included his brother Sly Stone and sisters Rose Stone and Vet Stone. Stone remained with the band through 1975 and is present on some of the band's best-known including Dance To The Music, Everyday People, Hot Fun In The Summertime, Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin, Family Affair
June 5, 1947 ~ Avant-pop, art pop singer, violinist, keyboardist, percussionist, songwriter Laurie Anderson, full name Laurie Phillips Anderson, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA ~ Pioneered electronic music. Married to singer, guitarist Lou Reed from 2008 until his death in 2013. Released her Big Science debut album in 1982 and has received critical acclaim since. Collaborated with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Gina Schock, Valerie Simpson, Tina Weymouth, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Cage, Marisa Monte, and others
June 5, 1947 ~ Rock, power pop singer, bassist, guitarist Tom Evans born in Liverpool, UK ~ Member of Badfinger, for whom he co-wrote the hit Without You. Also worked with Iveys, the Dodgers, the Calderstones, the Inbeateens, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon, notably present on the latter's acclaimed Imagine album ~ Evans passed away in 1983
June 5, 1945 ~ Country, gospel, southern gospel singer Don Reid born in Staunton, Virginia, USA ~ Lead singer of the Statler Brothers, joining the band in 1960 as replacement for original lead vocalist Joe McDorman. The band has been called “America's poets” by cult writer Kurt Vonnegut and is known for songs such as Flowers On The Wall, Ruthless, You Can't Have Your Cake And Edith Too, Do You Remember These, I'll Go To My Grave Loving You, Do You Know You Are My Sunshine, You'll Be Back Every Night In My Dreams, Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely), My Only Love and Too Much On My Heart. Reid is also known as an author, with about half a dozen books to his name
June 5, 1943 ~ Bassist Michael Davis born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Best known as member of MC5, joining the band in 1964 as replacement for original bassist Pat Burrows. Appears on the band's original three albums, including their acclaimed and hugely influential Kick Out The Jams debut album. Member of Destroy All Monsters, for whom he wrote underground punk classics Meet The Creeper, Rocking The Cradle, and Fast City. Davis also worked with Blood Orange, and the Luminarios, and served as producer for Mother's Anger and Dollhouse ~ Davis passed away in 2012
June 5, 1941 ~ Erasmo Esteves, commonly known as singer, songwriter Erasmo Carlos, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ Emerged from the early 1960s Brazilian teen idol scene to become a renowned MPB singer popular throughout the 1970s and beyond, known for his moody and introspective work. Known for songs such as Gatinha Manhosa, Festa De Arrombo, Coquiero Verde and De Noito Na Cama ~ Esteves passed away in 2022
June 5, 1941 ~ Werner Böhm, commonly known as schlager singer Gottlieb Wendehals, born in Thom, Poland ~ Active since the late 1950s under his birth name serving as jazz pianist, notably in the ensemble the Cabinet Jazzmen. Best known for his 1980s alter ego Wendehals, a bespectacled bow-tie-wearing schlager singer. His Polonäse Blankenese would spent nine weeks atop the German singles charts ~ Böhm passed away in 2020
June 5, 1932 ~ Peter A Ceragioli, commonly known as jazz pianist, acccordionist Pete Jolly, born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA ~ Worked with Howard Robert, Shorty Rogers, Jan Lundgren, Buddy DeFranco, Art Pepper, Red Norvo, Ray Conniff, Herb Alpert, Ralph Peña, Chuck Berghofer, Larry Bunker, Milt Holland, Elmer Bernstein, Kenny Burrell, Buddy Collette, Joni James, JJ Johnson, Quincy Jones, Johnny Mandel, Gerry Mulligan, Jack Nitzsche, Tom Waits, and others ~ Ceragioli passed away in 2004
June 5, 1925 ~ Actor, singer Bill Hayes, full name William Foster Hayes III, born in Harvey, Illinois, USA ~ To pop audiences known for the single The Ballad Of Davy Crockett which topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1955, and sold over two million copies. Hayes would also star in a Broadway production of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II penned musical Me & Juliet, and score several minor hits including The Berry Tree, High Noon, and Wringle Wrangle. Hayes would eventually become best known as an actor, known particularly for his role of Doug Williams in the soap opera Days Of Our Lives ~ Hayes passed away in 2024
June 5, 1914 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor Stan Jones, full name Stanley Davis Jones, born in Douglas, Arizona, USA ~ Perhaps best remembered for penning and first recording Ghost Riders In The Sky, covered by over 50 artists including the Outlaws, Bing Crosby, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Eddy Arnold, Gene Autry, the Sons Of The Pioneers, Elvis Presley and Dick Dale ~ Jones passed away in 1963