On This Day

June 1962 in Music History

Events in Music

Music release#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

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

Music Producer George Martin
Music Producer
George Martin
Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 9 Singer Tony Bennett makes his Carnegie Hall concert debut, NYC

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • 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 1 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Jun 4 John P. Kee, American gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jun 4 (Hiram) Winard Harper, American jazz drummer (Betty Carter; The Harper Brothers; Fathead Newman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 7 Patrick "Paddy" McAloon, British singer-songwriter (Prefab Sprout - "When Love Breaks Down"), born in Witton Gilbert, Durham, England
  • Jun 7 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Nick Rhodes [Bates], British keyboardist (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"), born in Moseley, Birmingham, England
  • 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, 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 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 (Kino), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • 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

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, 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