June 1939 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 3 Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Charles Miller, rock flutist/saxophonist (War)
  • Jun 3 David Frederick Stock, composer
  • Jun 3 Ian Hunter, English rock musician (Mott the Hoople), born in Oswestry, England
  • Jun 6 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
  • Jun 6 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction)
  • Jun 9 Ileana CotrubaƟ, Romanian soprano
  • Jun 11 Wilma Burgess, country-pop singer
  • Jun 11 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer
  • Jun 16 Billy "Crash" Craddock, American country singer (Boom Boom Baby, Rub It In), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jun 17 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
  • Jun 19 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • Jun 21 Charles Boone, composer
  • Jun 22 Bobby Harrison, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
  • Jun 25 Harold Melvin, American singer (Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia (d. 1997)
  • Jun 27 Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor (d. 1994)
  • Jun 30 Lindembergue Cardoso, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 4 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
  • Jun 16 Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
  • Jun 18 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), dies at 73