June 1964 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 2 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jun 2 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Jun 3 Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)
  • Jun 4 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark

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Jun 5 Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
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David Bowie
  • Jun 6 The Beatles arrive in Netherlands
  • Jun 7 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
  • Jun 8 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released
  • Jun 10 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • Jun 11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • Jun 11 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend

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Jun 19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan
  • Jun 25 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • Jun 27 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Kerry King, American musician (Slayer)
  • Jun 3 Doro Pesch, German singer
  • Jun 4 Chris Kavanagh, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Jun 4 Eva Fampas, Greek guitarist
  • Jun 5 Mags, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • Jun 5 Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
  • Jun 6 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 9 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Jun 13 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
  • Jun 19 Brian Vander Ark, American musician
  • Jun 22 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • Jun 22 Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones-Devil you Know)
  • Jun 22 Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)
  • Jun 23 Joey Allen, Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Jun 29 Stedman Pearson, Essex, rock vocalist (Five Star-Silk & Steel)

Weddings in Music


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Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California


Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Louis Gruenberg, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 18 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 20 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Jun 27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 29 Milenko Zivkovic, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)