June 1978 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 4 "Working" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 25 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 13 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical

Actor John Travolta
Actor
John Travolta
Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • Jun 19 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 21 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Evita" premieres in London

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • Jun 28 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer and song-writer
  • Jun 6 Carl Barât, English musician (The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things)
  • Jun 6 Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
  • Jun 7 Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T)
  • Jun 9 Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse)
  • Jun 14 The-Dream [Terius Nash], American R&B singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 RoRo, [Romell Chapman], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 16 Jasmine "Fish" Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer (Courage), born in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • Jun 23 Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)
  • Jun 23 Memphis Bleek, American rapper
  • Jun 24 Ariel Pink, American musician
  • Jun 24 Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, Finnish guitarist (Nightwish)
  • Jun 25 Layla El, English dancer, model and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner, born in London
  • Jun 26 Alex Dana, French singer (L5's singer), born in Marseille, France
  • Jun 27 Lolly [Anna Shantha Kumble], British singer (Viva la Radio), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
  • Jun 29 Sam Farrar, American bassist
  • Jun 29 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 14 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74