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June 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 6 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert at Calabasas Park Country Club & Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to benefit the United Way

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

Jun 7 During the Queen's Jubilee, the Sex Pistols attempt to perform on a boat on the River Thames, but are forced to stop by the police

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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  • Jun 11 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC and the Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • Jun 12 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
  • Jun 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Sex Pistols johnny rotten & Paul Cook, beaten by a group of rabble-rousers outside of a London pub

Musician John Lydon
Musician
John Lydon

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 26 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 30 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 Roman Miroshnichenko, Russian jazz-fusion, rock, and world music guitarist, and composer, born in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • Jun 5 Christian Martucci, American musician (Stone Sour), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 5 Nourhanne, Armenian-Lebanese pop singer ("Habibi ya Einy")

Person of interestKanye West

Jun 8 Kanye West, American rapper, songwriter, and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • Jun 8 Frøy Aagre, Norwegian jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • Jun 10 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jun 10 Nergal [Adam Darski], Polish heavy metal singer, guitarist, bandleadesr, and songwriter (Behemoth), born in Gdynia, Poland
  • Jun 11 Ozan Musluoğlu, Turkish ska-punk (Athena), and jazz bassist, born in Germany
  • Jun 12 Kenny Wayne Shepherd [Brobst], American blues-rock guitarist, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jun 23 Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter ("I'm Yours"; "Have It All"), born in Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Jun 28 Harun Tekin, Turkish musician (Mor ve Ötesi), born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Jun 28 Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers), born in Houston, Texas

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 5 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
  • Jun 22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs; Pere Ubu), dies of acute pancreatitis at 24
  • Jun 25 Endre Szervanszky, Hungarian composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 25 Petko Staynov, Bulgarian composer and pianist, dies at 80
  • Jun 26 Lou Reizner, American rock vocalist AND producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies of cancer at 43