On This Day

June 1960 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 13 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • Jun 18 "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 19 Loretta Lynn records "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl"

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • Jun 2 Tony Hadley, rock vocalist (Spandau Ballet-True)
  • Jun 6 Steve Vai, American rock guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake), born in Carle Place, New York
  • Jun 8 Mick Hucknall, English singer-songwriter (Simply Red), born in Manchester, England
  • Jun 18 West Arkeen, American musician, best known for co-writing several Guns N' Roses songs (It's So Easy, The Garden), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1997)
  • Jun 19 Simon Wright, heavy metal drummer (AC/DC)
  • Jun 19 Luke Morley, British rock guitarist (Thunder), born in Chamberwell, London
  • Jun 20 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Jun 23 Donald Harrison, American jazz saxophonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 23 Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese arcade game musician and programmer, born in Japan
  • Jun 25 Zorica Kond┼ża, Croatian pop singer (Stijene), born in Split, Yugoslavia
  • Jun 26 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jun 29 "The Caveman" Kevin Shirley, South African music producer and mixer (Journey, Iron Maiden, Europe, Led Zeppelin), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles), born in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 30 Brenden O'Brien, American record producer (Pearl Jam; Stone Temple Pilots; Bruce Springsteen), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 6 Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 14 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, Russian composer, dies at 57
  • Jun 30 Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79