On This Day

June 1976 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 3 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold
  • Jun 5 "Bigfoot" by Bro Smith hits #57
  • Jun 10 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
  • Jun 11 Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" compilation LP is released in USA

Music History

Jun 12 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

Music History

Jun 13 Bob Marley performs at Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Jun 22 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 527 performances
  • Jun 27 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Adrian Carlos Olivares, singer (Menudo - "Cannonball"), born in Mexico City
  • Jun 2 Tim Rice-Oxley, English musician (Keane), born in Oxford, England
  • Jun 3 Yuri Ruley, American drummer
  • Jun 4 Kasey Chambers, Australian country singer-songwriter and musician ("Not Pretty Enough"), born in Mount Gambier, South Australia
  • Jun 6 Akido [Kim Gaboury], Canadian musician (Dancing in Chains), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Jun 7 Necro [Ron Braunstein], Jewish American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 11 Tai Anderson, American contemporay Christian rock bass player (Third Day, 1992-2015), born in Georgia
  • Jun 13 Kym Marsh, British pop singer (HearSay), actress (Coronation Street), and BBC TV presenter (Morning Live), born in Whiston, Merseyside, England
  • Jun 13 (Jason) "J" Brown, British singer and rapper (Five), born in Aldershot, England
  • Jun 15 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"), born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Blake Shelton

Jun 18 Blake Shelton, American country singer-songwriter ("Boys 'Round Here"; "God Gave Me You"; "Honey Bee"), and TV personality (The Voice), born in Ada, Oklahoma

  • Jun 20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino-American rock keyboardist (Switchfoot), born in Pasay, Philippines
  • Jun 21 Mike Einziger, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Incubus), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 22 Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • Jun 23 Joe Becker, American rock guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Leigh Nash, American pop singer and songwriter (Sixpence None The Richer -"Kiss Me"), born in New Braunfels, Texas
  • Jun 29 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Conchords - "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)"), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Weddings in Music

Reba McEntire

Jun 21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles (31); divorce in 1987

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 7 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • Jun 11 Folke Eriksberg [Eriksberger], Swedish jazz and session guitarist and composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 14 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok), dies at 54

Johnny Mercer

Jun 25 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist ("And The Angels Sing"; That Old Black Magic"; "Satin Doll"; "Moon River"), dies at 66