As another month unfolds, let's take the time to look back at some historical events that happened in the world of music. Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia on July 1, 1956; bandleader Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore organized the National Peace Jubilee concert series on June 15, 1869; the funeral of Ray Charles was held at the First AME Church in Los Angeles on June 18, 2004; and singer-songwriter Neil Diamond made his first television appearance singing "Cherry, Cherry" in the show American Bandstand on June 29, 1966. Find out what happened when on June 1 to 15 and June 16 to 30 respectively.
This Day in Music History: 1809 - Composer Franz Joseph Haydn died in Vienna due to old age. He wrote over 100 symphonies, that's why he is known as the "Father of the Symphony."