June 1962 in Music History

Events in Music

#1 in the Charts

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

Music History

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

Music Concert

Jun 9 American pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett makes his Carnegie Hall concert debut, NYC

Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall

Jun 11 "Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall", musical comedy/variety television special with Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett premieres on CBS

  • Jun 23 Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Subways Are For Sleeping" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 205 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 David Cole, American songwriter ( C+C Music Factory - "Gonna Make You Sweat"), and record producer (Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, James Brown), born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Jun 4 (Hiram) Winard Harper, American jazz drummer (Betty Carter; The Harper Brothers; Fathead Newman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 4 John P. Kee, American gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jun 7 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • 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 8 Nick Rhodes [Bates], British keyboardist (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"), born in Moseley, Birmingham, England
  • Jun 9 Eddie Lundon, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Kirby, Liverpool, England
  • Jun 11 Rob B [Birch], British singer (Stereo MCs - "Connected"), born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jun 12 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi), born in Leeds, England
  • Jun 15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian lyric soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 16 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat singer, saxophonist, and songwriter, born in London, England
  • Jun 17 (Martin) "Bap" Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter ("Moonlight Kiss"; "Sailor's Revenge"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jun 17 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Helsinki, Finland

Paula Abdul (61 years old)

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

  • Jun 20 Eddy Shaver, American country-rock guitarist and songwriter, born in Waco, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Jun 21 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (Kino), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American thrash-metal vocalist (Testament), born in 61) Alameda County, California
  • Jun 27 Michael Ball, British pop and theatrical singer and actor, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
  • Jun 30 Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve - "Martha's Harbour"; "Flowers In Our Hair"), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Weddings in Music

Jane Froman

Jun 22 American actress-singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

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, Ukrainian 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
  • Jun 30 Caspar Neher, Austrian-German set designer and librettist, dies at 65