On This Day

June 1975 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances
  • Jun 1 Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

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

Singer Elton John
Elton John

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

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

Rocker Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper

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

Singer Barry White
Barry White

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 6 Cheer Chen [Chi-Chen], Taiwanese folk-rock singer-songwriter (Sofa Sea), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 14 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • Jun 18 Jem [Jemma Griffiths], Welsh pop-rock, and "folktronica"singer-songwriter, born in Penarth, Wales
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 26 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

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