On This Day

June 1964 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 Rolling Stones arrive in New York's Kennedy International Airport for 1st US tour, greeted by about 500 fans
  • Jun 2 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jun 4 Beatles 1st (and only) "World Tour" begins with two ten-song shows at 4,400 seat KB Halle in Copenhagen, Denmark; Jimmy Nicol replaces Ringo (recovering from tonsillitis) for the first five dates
  • Jun 5 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
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 on a traffic island in the middle of Michigan Avenue

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
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 heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 3 Dorothee "Doro" Pesch, German heavy metal singer and songwriter (Warlock), known as the 'Metal Queen', born in Düsseldorf, West German
  • Jun 4 Chris Kavanagh, British rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F-111"), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • Jun 5 Magz [Maggie Dunne], English musician (Fuzzbox), born in Solihull, England
  • Jun 5 Karl Sanders, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Nile), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Jun 6 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Andris Vecumnieks, Latvian contemporary classical composer (Concertino Art-I-Shock), conductor, teacher, and musicologist, born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • Jun 9 Wayman Tisdale, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns) and smooth jazz bassist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Jun 10 Gary Wallis, British session and touring drummer, percussionist, and musical director (Pink Floyd; 10cc; Il Divo; Mike + The Mechanics; Tom Jones; Jean-Michel Jarre; and Schiller), born in Westminster, London, England
  • Jun 11 Antti Sarpila, Finnish swing jazz clarinetist, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 13 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer and organist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jun 22 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves - "Reprobate's Hymn")
  • 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 [Cagle], American glam-metal rock guitarist (Warrant, 1987-94, 2004–present) - "Cherry Pie"), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jun 25 John McCrea, American singer and musician (Cake), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jun 27 James Sanders, American classical, and jazz violinist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Michel Bénébig, New Caledonian jazz Hammond B3 organ, and accordion player, born in Nouméa City, New Calédonia
  • Jun 29 Stedman Pearson, English pop vocalist (Five Star - "Rain OR Shine"; "The Slightest Touch"), born in Islington, London

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California; divorce 1964

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Louis Gruenberg, Russian-American composer (Daniel Jazz), dies at 79
  • Jun 18 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, Georgian conductor and composer (Bol’shoy Theatre, 1931-62), dies at 58
  • Jun 27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 29 Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute player, dies of insulin shock at 36