June 1959 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 13 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 22 "Class" by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
  • Jun 27 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Alan "Wild"er, English rock vocalist/music (Depeche Mode-Wild!)
  • Jun 2 Lydia Lunch, US singer/poetess (Teenage Jesus, Jerks)
  • Jun 4 Paul Taylor, rocker (Winger-17)
  • Jun 5 Michael Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
  • Jun 6 Jimmy Jam, American record producer
  • Jun 12 John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
  • Jun 19 Mark DeBarge, rock vocalist (DeBarge-Who's Johnny), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jun 21 Kathy Mattea, country singer (Love at the Five & Dime)
  • Jun 22 Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
  • Jun 24 Andy McClusky, rocker (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark-Electricity)
  • Jun 27 Lorrie Morgan, country singer (Out of Your Shoes), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 3 Ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 23 Jean Gallon, French composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 23 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • Jun 30 Lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76