This Day In Music: June 5
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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, 2018 ~ Pianist, composer Brian Browne passed away in Kanata, Canada ~ Worked with Anne Murray, Skip Beckwith, Donald Vickery, Paul Novotny, Barry Elmes, Michel Donate, Archie Alleyne, Terry Browne, and others ~ Browne was born in 1937
June 5, 2018 ~ Melvin Marshall, commonly known as bluegrass, klezmer guitarist, fiddler Stacy Phillips passed away in Hartford, Connecticut, USA ~ Noted hor his unusual chord-based resophonic guitar technique. Also known as an author with a substantial volume of instructional material for fiddle and guitar ~ Phillips was born in 1944
 
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 ~ Pianist Martin van Dijk passed away in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ~ Best known for accompanying Hans Dorrestijn. Has also worked with Harry Muskee, Purper, Jenny Arean, Adèle Bloemendaal, and others ~ Van Dijk was born in 1946
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 ~ Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist Aaron Sachs passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Worked with Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Machito, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Louie Bellson, Henry Glover, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Red Norvo, Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Cozy Cole, John Lewis, Specs Powell, and others ~ Sachs was born in 1923
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 ~ Saxophonist, clarinetist Danny Bank, full name Daniel Bernard Bank, passed away ~ Worked with Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Artie Shaw, Paul Whiteman, Charlie Parker, Rex Stewart, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, Urbie Green, Clifford Brown, Helen Merrill, Art Farmer, Wes Montgomery, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Smith, Chico O'Farrill, Betty Carter, Ray Charles, Tony Fruscello, the American Jazz Orchestra, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, and others ~ Bank was born in 1922
 
June 5, 2007 ~ Singer, pianist, songwriter Povel Ramel, full name Povel Karl Henric Ramel, passed away in Lidingo, Sweden ~ Drew from American and English vaudeville. Used word play and pastiche. Reportedly wrote over 1,700 songs and monologues. Considered an institution in Swedish culture ~ Ramel 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, 2003 ~ Jazz pianist Ola Calmeyer, full name Ola Mathias Calmeyer, passed away ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Ditlef Eckhoff, Odd Riisnæs, Carl Magnus Neumann, Ole Jacob Hansen, Terje Venaas, Bjarne Nerem, and others ~ Calmeyer was born in 1930
 
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, 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, 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 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, 1993 ~ Jazz trumpeter Dupree Bolton passed away ~ Leader and sideman. Best known for his associations with Harold Land, Curtis Amy, Jay McShann ~ Bolton was born in 1929
 
June 5, 1990 ~ Drummer, percussionist Jim Hodder passed away in Point Arena, California, USA ~ Early member of Steely Dan, present on the albums Can't Buy A Thrill, Countdown To Ecstasy and Pretzel Logic ~ Hodder was born in 1947
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, will.i.am, TI, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, Ella Mai, and others
 
June 5, 1984 ~ Singer, actor Joel Smallbone, full name Joel David Smallbone, born in Sydney, Australia ~ Formed the Christian pop duo For King & Country with his brother Luke Smallbone. Also known as an actor with roles in films such as The Book Of Esther, Like A Country Song and Priceless
 
June 5, 1983 ~ Mort Pelovitz, commonly known as jazz bassist Mort Herbert, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Worked with Louis Armstrong, Marian McPartland, Don Elliott, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Sol Yaged, Herb Ellis, and others ~ Pelovitz was born in 1925
 
June 5, 1981 ~ Guitarist, singer Sébastien Lefebvre born in Montreal, Canada ~ Co-founding member of rock band Simple Plan, known for Canadian top 10 hits such as Perfect, Welcome To My Life, Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me) and Crazy
 
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, 1976 ~ Ian Matthias Bavitz, commonly known as rapper, producer Aesop Rock, born in Syosset, New York, USA ~ At the forefront of underground and alternative hip-hop acts during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Released his Music For Earthworms debut album in 1997. Has collaborated with MF Doom, DJ Krush, El-P, Percee P, Tame One, and others
 
June 5, 1971 ~ Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, commonly known as rapper, actor Marky Mark, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA ~ First gained attention as rapper, fronting Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch, known for the early 1990s albums Music For The People and You Gotta Believe. Has since ventured into acting
 
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 occassion 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 hi 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 ~ Pop singer Sebastian Krumbiegel born in Leipzig, East Germany ~ Member of Die Prinzen, best known for songs such as Alles Nur Geklaut and Du Musst Ein Schwein Sein
 
June 5, 1963 ~ Post-rock, heavy metal singer, guitarist, bassist Karl Sanders born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA ~ Co-founding member of Nile. Has also worked with Morriah, Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Ex Deo, and has released several solo recordings starting with 2004's Saurian Meditation
 
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 flipside, in October and reach UK top 20
 
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, 1953 ~ Country dobroist Gene Wooten born in Franklinton, North Carolina, USA ~ Worked with Wilma Lee Cooper, the Osborne Brothers, Jerry Douglas, Josh Graves, Rob Ickes, Patty Loveless, Country Gazette, and others ~ Wooten passed away in 2001
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 ~ Singer Carole Fredericks, full name Carole Denis Fredericks, bon in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA ~ Baby sister of Taj Mahal. As a solo artist perhaps best known for her 1979 Black Orchid album. Formed the trio Fredericks Goldman Jones with singer Jean-Jacques Goldman and guitarist Michael Jones ~ Fredericks passed away in 2001
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 flipside. 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 ~ Actress, singer Ellen Foley born in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Perhaps best known for duetting on Meat Loaf's Paradise By The Dashboard Light of the pivotal 1978 Bat Out Of Hell album
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 ~ Bandleader, trumpeter, percussionist Jerry Gonzalez born in Manhattan, New York, USA ~ Played an important role in development of Latin jazz. Brother of bassist Andy Gonzalez. 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 ~ Keyboardist, arranger Frank Esler Smith born in London, UK ~ Member of soft rock outfit Air Supply, known for songs such as Lost In Love, All Out Of Love and Every Woman In The World ~ Esler-Smith passed away in 1991
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 ~ 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 ~ Best known as member of Badfinger, for which he co-wrote the hit Without You. Also worked with Iveys, the Dodgers, the Calderstones, the Inbeateens, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and guested on John Lennon's Imagine album ~ Evans passed away in 1983
 
June 5, 1946 ~ 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, 1945 ~ Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist 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
 
June 5, 1943 ~ Bassist Michael Davis born ~ 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, Fast City. Also worked with Blood Orange, the Luminarios, and served as producer for Mother's Anger and Dollhouse ~ Davis passed away in 2012
 
June 5, 1942 ~ Singer, drummer Gary DeCarlo, full name Gary Richard DeCarlo, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA ~ Lead singer of Steam, known for their 1969 Billboard Hot 100 No.1 hit single Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) written by DeCarlo, Paul Leka and Dale Frashuer ~ DeCarlo passed away in 2017
June 5, 1942 ~ Singer Max Berru born in Cariamanga, Ecuador ~ Co-founding member, lead singer of Inti Illmani, stayed with the band from 1967 to 1997 ~ Berrú passed away in 2018
 
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
 
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 ~ Best known as an actor. To pop audiences perhaps best known for the single The Ballad Of Davy Crockett which would top the Billboard pop charts in 1955
 
June 5, 1923 ~ Composer, organist, harpsichordist Daniel Pinkham, full name Daniel Rogers Pinkham Jr, born in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA ~ Organist of King's Chapel in Boston for over forty years starting in 1958. Also regularly performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and notably with violinist Robert Brink ~ Pinkham passed away in 2006
 
June 5, 1922 ~ Gordon Powell, commonly known as jazz, bebop, hard bop drummer, percussionist Specs Powell, born ~ Worked with Edgar Hayes, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Erroll Garner, Billy Butler, Coleman Hawkins, Red Norvo, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Shirley Scott, Jess Stacy, Joe Thomas, Teddy Wilson, Reuben Wilson, and others ~ Powell passed away in 2007
 
June 5, 1920 ~ Big band leader Kurt Edelhagen born in Herne, Germany ~ Led the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Also worked with the Sudwestfunk Big Band, Dusko Gojkovic, Jiggs Whigham, and others ~ Edelhagen passed away in 1982
 
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
 
June 5, 1907 ~ Conductor, songwriter, arranger, actor Alfonso D'Artega born in Silao, Mexico ~ Perhaps best known for In The Blue Of Evening, co-written with Tom Adair, a hit for Tommy Dorsey featuring Frank Sinatra in 1943 ~ D'Artega passed away in 1998
 
June 5, 1826 ~ Composer, pianist, guitarist, conductor Carl Maria von Weber passed away ~ One of the premier composers of the Romantic era, known best for hugely influential operas such as Der Freischutz, Euryanthe and Oberon ~ Von Weber was born ca.1786