On This Day

June 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 2 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Jun 5 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

Jun 7 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 21 Paul McCartney releases single "Take It Away"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 27 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
  • Jun 30 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 MC Jin [Au-Yeung], Chinese-American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 9 Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer, born in Linz, Austria
  • Jun 12 Ben Blackwell, American musician (The Dirtbombs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 14 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil; Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • Jun 15 Haley Scarnato, American pop singer (American Idol), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 16 Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter
  • Jun 21 Jussie Smollett, American actor and singer (Empire), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Jun 25 Rain [Jung Ji-hoon], Korean singer and actor (Full House), born in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Jun 30 Dan Jacobs, American heavy metal guitarist (Atreyu)
  • Jun 30 Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Bolton, England

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 10 Addie "Micki" Harris, American singer (Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • Jun 14 Marie Rambert [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • Jun 15 Art Pepper, American jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist, dies of a stroke at 56
  • Jun 16 James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), overdoses on drugs at 25
  • Jun 26 Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • Jun 28 Harry Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70