This Month in Music: June

by Abby @ Quaver on June 7, 2012

in This Month in Music

While many of you are probably singing endless repetitions of “School’s Out for the Summer!” –
there’s no reason to stop learning!

Let’s kick off the summer with a look at important music history milestones in the month of June!




1972 – The musical “Grease” opened on Broadway. By the time it closed on April 13, 1980, it had run 3,388 performances. Hop the Metro at to visit Quaver’s Showtunes Venue and find out more about stage musicals like this one!



1810 – Composer Robert Alexander Schumann was born. You can learn more about the German Romantic composer in Quaver’s episode on The Romantic Period or listen to pieces of his “Andante and Variations” here!

1990Mariah Carey released her self-titled debut album. In a career spanning over 20 years, Carey has sold over 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide, making her one of the biggest-selling artists in music history. Carey is ranked as the best-selling female artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era, with over 52 million copies sold. Her five-octave vocal range makes her an unforgettable voice in Contemporary Pop Music!



1993 – The U.S. Postal Service debuted its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp collection. The set featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley.



1732 – Composer Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was born. One of many musical sons of the famous Baroque Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, this Bach specialized in keyboard sonatas, symphonies, oratorios, liturgical choir pieces and motets, operas and songs.


Quaver wants to know: What musical icons would you like to see on a US Stamp?

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