June 1962 in Music

Events in Music


Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 2 Ray Charles' cover "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" from his influential crossover album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" hits #1 on Billboard

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 The Beatles meet their producer George Martin for the first time and record "Besame Mucho" with Pete Best on drums

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 9 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett
  • Jun 23 "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Jun 4 John P. Kee, American Gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jun 7 Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jun 7 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Nick Rhodes, [Bates], keyboardist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Jun 8 Kristine W [Weitz], American musician ranked by Billboard as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time (The Advocate), born in Pasco, Washington
  • Jun 9 Eddie Lundon, rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
  • Jun 12 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi), born in Leeds, England
  • Jun 15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
  • Jun 16 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician
  • Jun 17 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Helsinki, Finland

Person of interestPaula Abdul

Jun 19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • Jun 21 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician
  • Jun 22 Ruby Turner, rocker (No Where to Run)
  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • Jun 30 Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 12 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • Jun 13 Eugene Goossens, British conductor and composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 15 Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, dies at 84
  • Jun 18 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Bruckner), dies at 82