June 1958 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 9 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1
  • Jun 16 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 24 Nina Simone releases her debut jazz album "Little Girl Blue"

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • Jun 30 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPrince (Rogers Nelson)

Jun 7 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • Jun 11 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 14 Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
  • Jun 16 Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
  • Jun 17 Jello Biafra [Eric Reed Boucher], American musician and activist (Dead Kennedys), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Jun 17 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
  • Jun 18 Daniels Koran, saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Jun 20 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • Jun 27 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer and songwriter (The Gun Club), born in Montebello, California (d. 1996)
  • Jun 27 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 27 Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Geek the Girl), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Jun 29 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 30 Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 6 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 16 José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), dies at 45
  • Jun 23 Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88