June 1954 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 12 "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances

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Jun 12 Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • Jun 24 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Michael Steele, rocker (Bangles-Eternal Flame, Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • Jun 3 Daniel "Dan" Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter (Sometimes When We Touch, Can't We Try), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 5 Peter Erskine, jazz drummer (Weather Report)
  • Jun 5 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden-Powerslave), born in London, England
  • Jun 9 Pete Byrne Bath, English rocker (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, Somerset
  • Jun 10 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jun 11 Johnny Neel, American musician, singer and songwriter (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Dickey Betts), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 13 Bo [Robert] Donaldson, American rock vocalist (Billy Don't Be a Hero), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 13 Jorge Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Malo), born in Autl├ín de Navarro
  • Jun 13 Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer
  • Jun 15 Terri Gibbs, blind singer (Somebody's Knockin'), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Jun 16 Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • Jun 16 Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • Jun 18 William Beard, rock drummer (Face To Face)
  • Jun 20 Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
  • Jun 22 Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • Jun 25 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto-Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28 Ava Barber, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jun 30 Bryn B Burrows, rock drummer (Fabulous Poodles)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 10 Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
  • Jun 13 Nikolai Obouhov, composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 27 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83