June 1975 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jun 1 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 947 performances

  • Jun 1 Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stones guitarist

#1 in the Charts

Jun 7 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

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Jun 21 British rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

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Jun 21 Elton John, The Eagles and The Beach Boys play to 72,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London

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Jun 23 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

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Jun 25 Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe" is released

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 6 Cheer Chen [Chi-Chen], Taiwanese folk-rock singer-songwriter (Sofa Sea), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 8 Levente Gyöngyösi Hungarian contemporary classical composer ("Birth" Symphony), born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Jun 14 Bob Nanna, American rock musician (Braid; Hey Mercedes; The City on Film), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 25 Chenoa [María Laura Corradini Falomir], Argentine-Spanish singer (Atrévete), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Jun 28 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), born in Strömstad, Sweden (d. 2006)

Weddings in Music

Cher & Sonny Bono

Jun 30 American singer and actress Cher (28), weds American blues-rcoker Gregg Allman (27), 4 days after her divorce from Sonny Bono is finalized; divorce 1979

Divorces in Music

Cher & Sonny Bono

Jun 26 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces American singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40), after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 9 David Frederick Barlow, English composer, dies at 48
  • Jun 11 Floro Ugarte, Argentine composer (From My Land; Saika), and educator, dies at 90
  • Jun 16 Don Robey, American record label executive and record producer, dies at 71
  • Jun 20 Daniel Ayala Pérez, Mexican violinist, conductor, and composer, dies at 68
  • Jun 21 Heinz Lau, German composer, dies at 49
  • Jun 29 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose