On This Day

June 1968 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 Simon & Garfunkel's single "Mrs Robinson" from "The Graduate" hits #1 (first rock song to win Grammy for Record of the Year)
  • Jun 8 Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • Jun 8 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  • Jun 15 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 performances
  • Jun 15 "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 561 performances
  • Jun 15 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Coventry Cathedral

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jun 15 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • Jun 22 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
  • Jun 29 "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • Jun 3 Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
  • Jun 4 Al B. Sure! [Albert Joseph Brown III], American R&B singer-songwriter (In Effect Mode), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 6 Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
  • Jun 10 The D.O.C. [Tracy Curry], American rapper and producer (N.W.A.), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 12 Bobby Sheehan, American bassist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Jun 13 [Denise] Deniece Pearson, English singer-songwriter (Five Star), born in Islington, London
  • Jun 13 David Gray, British musician (White Ladder), born in Sale, Cheshire
  • Jun 21 Sonique [Sonia Marina Clarke], British musician and DJ, born in London
  • Jun 28 Chayanne [Elmer Figueroa Arce], Puerto Rican singer, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 30 Philip Anselmo, American heavy metal musician (Pantera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (Concerto de Québec), dies at 39
  • Jun 10 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 12 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51
  • Jun 15 John "Wes" Montgomery, American musician and composer, considered one of the world's greatest jazz guitarists, dies of a heart attack at 45