June 1979 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
  • Jun 3 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway
  • Jun 7 Rock n' roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
  • Jun 8 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
  • Jun 13 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances
  • Jun 17 "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • Jun 22 Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit
  • Jun 25 "Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jun 26 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes & kills a driver
  • Jun 30 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 5 Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • Jun 5 David Bisbal, Spanish singer
  • Jun 8 Derek Trucks, American guitarist
  • Jun 10 Lee Brice, American country singer and songwriter (Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)
  • Jun 26 Nathan Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 27 John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer
  • Jun 28 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
  • Jun 29 Abs Breen, English singer
  • Jun 29 Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • Jun 30 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Blues musician Muddy Waters (64) weds Marva Jean Brooks (25) in Chicago

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 8 Louis Salvador Palange, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 16 Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
  • Jun 21 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 28 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), dies at 84
  • Jun 29 Lowell George, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34