June 1972 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 1 Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

  • Jun 3 "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 6 David Bowie releases his breakthrough album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jun 7 Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 10 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jun 17 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • Jun 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Jun 24 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 Nikka Costa, American singer
  • Jun 5 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • Jun 6 Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • Jun 9 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 13 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • Jun 17 Sebastian White, musician and artist
  • Jun 19 Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
  • Jun 25 Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback), born in Hanna, Canada
  • Jun 26 Garou [Pierre Garand], Canadian singer (La Rivière de notre enfance), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 29 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Franz Philipp, German composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 4 Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 8 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer, dies at 68
  • Jun 13 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), dies at 39
  • Jun 21 Seth Bingham, American composer, dies at 90
  • Jun 23 Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54