On This Day

June 1974 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • Jun 8 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes" (for the first time)
  • Jun 10 "Feel Like Makin' Love" single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)
  • Jun 15 Novelty song "The Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 15 "Back Home Again" 8th studio album by John Denver is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1975)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestAlanis Morissette

Jun 1 Alanis Morissette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

Person of interestKelly Jones

Jun 3 Kelly Jones, Welsh rock singer (Stereophonics), born in Cwmaman, Wales

Singer Kelly Jones
Singer
Kelly Jones
  • Jun 4 Stefan Lessard, American bassist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Anaheim, California
  • Jun 6 Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer], American singer and rapper ("Follow Me"; "Drift Away"), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • Jun 9 Samoth [Tomas Haugen], Norwegian black metal guitarist, drummer (Emperor, Zyklon), and arsonist, born in Hammerfest, Norway
  • Jun 13 Selma Bjornsdottir, Icelandic singer (All Out of Luck), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Jun 17 Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducet, Jamaican-British singer (with Shaggy - "It Wasn't Me"), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • Jun 21 Neely Jenkins, American indie rocker (Tilley and the Wall), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Person of interestVijay

Jun 22 [C. Joseph] Vijay, Indian actor and singer (Poove Unakkaga), born in Madras (now Chennai), India

Actor and Singer Vijay
Actor and Singer
Vijay
  • Jun 25 Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira), born in Strongsville, Ohio
  • Jun 25 Mario Calire, American drummer (Wallflowers; Ozomatli), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 26 Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 26 Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer (The 4 Cats), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jun 28 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African operatic tenor, born Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2010)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 14 Knud Christian Jeppesen, Danish composer, dies at 81

Person of interestDarius Milhaud

Jun 22 Darius Milhaud, French composer (Maximilien), dies at 81

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud
  • Jun 27 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, dies at 80