June 1980 in Music

Events in Music


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Jun 1 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 2 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box..." opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 performances
  • Jun 3 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 8 performances
  • Jun 7 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 8 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 performances

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Jun 9 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 13 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

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Jun 13 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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Jun 14 Theme From NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Jun 15 "Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Jun 16 "Blues Brothers" premieres in Chicago
  • Jun 20 "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
  • Jun 25 "Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 29 "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-born rock drummer (The Strokes), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jun 4 Alicja Janosz, Polish singer
  • Jun 13 Sarah Connor, German singer
  • Jun 16 Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
  • Jun 17 Kimeru, Japanese singer
  • Jun 18 Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
  • Jun 20 Tony Lovato [Anthony John Lovato], American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Sinik, French singer and rapper
  • Jun 29 Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 8 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
  • Jun 20 Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer, dies at 68
  • Jun 21 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56
  • Jun 28 Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)