June 1981 in Music

Events in Music


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Jun 5 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jun 8 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
  • Jun 20 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats

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Jun 21 Don Fagan & Walter Becker quit Steely Dan

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • Jun 23 "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Jun 28 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
  • Jun 2 Tucker Rountree, American guitarist and composer.
  • Jun 5 Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • Jun 8 Alex Band, American singer (The Calling)
  • Jun 9 Vic Zhou, JVKV band member, Taiwanese actor, singer and model.
  • Jun 10 Hoku, American singer and actress
  • Jun 12 John Gourley, American musician, singer, and songwriter (Portugal. The Man), born in Wasilla, Alaska
  • Jun 15 William Dean Martin, American musician (Good Charlotte)
  • Jun 16 Ben Kweller, American singer/songwriter
  • Jun 21 Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers)
  • Jun 22 Chris Urbanowicz, guitarist of British rock band Editors
  • Jun 28 Michael Crafter, Australian musician

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
  • Jun 23 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • Jun 26 Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
  • Jun 28 Peter Paul Kreuder, German composer, dies at 75