June 1970 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 3 Ray Davies of The Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban

  • Jun 7 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NYC's Lincoln Center

Music History

Jun 9 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

Music Concert

Jun 12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

  • Jun 13 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 13 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • Jun 13 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Jun 17 British rock band Led Zeppelin begin their last European tour
  • Jun 20 "Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV

Music History

Jun 23 Rocker and singer Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

  • Jun 27 Festival Express opens in Toronto, Canada - The Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin, Flying Burrito Bros, Buddy Guy, Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends cross Canada together by train, for 5 shows in 3 cities

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 2 B-Real [Louis Freese], American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Karen Mok, Hong Kong actress and singer (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Hong Kong
  • Jun 3 Julie Masse, French Canadian singer (Circle of One), born in Greenfield Park, Quebec
  • Jun 3 Peter Tägtgren, Swedish heavy metal musician (Hypocrisy) and producer, bjorn in Grangärde, Sweden
  • Jun 4 David Pybus, British extreme heavy metal bassist (Cradle Of Death), born in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 4 Richie Hawtin, British-Canadian electronic musician (Plastikman), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Jun 5 Claus Norreen, Danish songwriter and record producer (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Charlottenlund, Denmark
  • Jun 6 James Shaffer, American rock guitarist (Korn - "Here To Stay"), born in Rosedale, California
  • Jun 8 "Seu" Jorge [da Silva], Brazilian musical artist, songwriter, singer, and actor (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), born in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 11 Chris Rice, American contemporary Christian and folk music singer-songwriter ("When Did You Fall (In Love With Me)"), poet, and visual artist, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • Jun 13 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer - "Buddy Holly"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 15 Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano, born in Marseille, France
  • Jun 19 Antonis Remos, Greek singer
  • Jun 19 Brian Welch, American guitarist
  • Jun 21 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 22 Steven Page, Canadian singer/songwriter (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Jun 23 Yann Tiersen, French musician
  • Jun 24 Glenn Medeiros, American pop singer ("Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"; "She Ain't Worth It"), born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • Jun 25 Roope Latvala, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 26 Irv Gotti [Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.], American record producer, born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 29 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and singer (Black Flag), born in Edison, New Jersey

Weddings in Music

Mick Fleetwood

Jun 12 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23); divorce in 1975

Jim Morrison

Jun 21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 10 Earl Grant, American pop pianist, organist, and singer ("Ebb Tide"; "Winter Wonderland"), dies in a car crash in New Mexico at 39
  • Jun 16 Heino Eller, Estonian composer (Koit (Dawn); Videvik (Twilight)), pedagogue (Tallinn Conservatory, 1940 -70), and teacher of Arvo Pärt, dies at 83