June 1971 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 1 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at the John Golden Theatre, NYC; runs for 31 performances

Music Concert

Jun 6 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear for an unannounced performance, joining Frank Zappa on stage at Fillmore East in NYC

Music History

Jun 9 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

#1 in the Charts

Jun 17 Carole King's album "Tapestry" goes to #1 on US album charts and stays there for 15 weeks

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 20 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: David Bowie headlines; other performs include: Joan Baez, Hawkwind, Melanie, Traffic, Fairport Convention, and Quintessence

Music Concert

Jun 21 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert in McCrea, Louisiana; performers included Chuck Berry; Stephen Stills; WAR; John Sebastian; and Delaney and Bonnie

Album Release

Jun 22 Reprise Records releases "Blue", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 4th studio album [1] [2]

Film Release

Jun 24 Warner Bros. releases "McCabe & Mrs. Miller", a western film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, with songs by Leonard Cohen

Music Single

Jun 25 Stevie Wonder releases single "Where I'm Coming From"

  • Jun 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • Jun 27 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at the John Golden Theatre, NYC, after 31 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)
  • Jun 4 Shoji Meguro, Japanese guitarist and video game music composer (Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg (51 years old)

Jun 5 American singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jun 9 Rick Renstrom, American heavy metal guitarist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 10 (Joel) "Jo-Jo" Hailey, American R&B singer (Jodeci - "Come And Talk To Me"; "Cry For You"), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Jun 12 Peter Beets, Dutch jazz pianist (New York Trio), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jun 15 Bif Naked [Beth Torbert], Canadian singer-songwriter ("Spaceman") and actress, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jun 15 Nasheet Waits, American jazz drummer, born in New York City

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur (1971-1996)

Jun 16 American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York

  • Jun 17 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jun 18 Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 20 Jeordie White, American rock bassist (Marilyn Manson), born in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
  • Jun 21 Anette Olzon, Swedish singer, born in Katrineholm, Sweden
  • Jun 29 Matthew Good, Canadian musician (Matthew Good Band), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

Weddings in Music

Crystal Gayle

Jun 3 Singer Crystal Gayle marries Bill Gatzimos

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 6 Arnold Elston, American composer, and educator,, dies at 63
  • Jun 9 Harold Lloyd Jr, American actor, singer and son of famous silent film actor Harold Lloyd sr (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 40
  • Jun 23 Walter Schulthess, Swiss composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 26 Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
  • Jun 26 Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88