June 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 5 31st Tony Awards: "The Shadow Box" (play) & "Annie" (musical) win
  • 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 History

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

  • Jun 11 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC and the Sunshine Band peaks at #1
  • Jun 12 Stephen Schwartz's musical "Pippin", starring Ben Vereen; Irene Ryan, and Jill Clayburgh, and directed by Bob Fosse, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 1944 performances, and 5 Tony Award wins
  • Jun 16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway

Music History

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

Album Release

Jun 24 Crystal Gayle releases best-selling album "We Must Believe in Magic" featuring worldwide hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" (1st platinum album by a female country music artist)

Music Concert

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

Historic Publication

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

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")
  • Jun 8 Frøy Aagre, Norwegian jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, born in Tønsberg, Norway

Kanye WestKanye West (45 years old)

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

  • Jun 10 Nergal [Adam Darski], Polish heavy metal singer, guitarist, bandleadesr, and songwriter (Behemoth), born in Gdynia, Poland
  • Jun 10 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 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

Divorces in Music

Pattie Boyd & George Harrison

Jun 6 Former Beatle George Harrison (33) and British model Pattie Boyd (32) divorce after 11 years of marriage

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 Szervánszky, Hungarian composer (Dark Heaven Requiem), 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