June 1966 in Music

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 1 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • Jun 10 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
  • Jun 10 Beatles record "Rain" 1st to use reverse tapes

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 10 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Jun 11 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 11 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • Jun 11 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
  • Jun 11 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 11 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF)
  • Jun 25 Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Jun 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
  • Jun 26 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Jun 30 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Pedro Guerra, Spanish songwriter and singer
  • Jun 4 Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano
  • Jun 6 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Jun 6 Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • Jun 8 Doris Pearson, Essex, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Jun 15 Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer
  • Jun 23 Chico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge)
  • Jun 23 Richie Ren, Taiwanese actor (Breaking News, Life Without Principle), born in Changhua, Taiwan

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  • Jun 6 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
  • Jun 12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • Jun 19 Marjan Kozina, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 29 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82