On This Day

June 1983 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 3 Prolific studio drummer Jim Gordon murders his mother, Osa Marie Gordon in North Hollywood, California. [1]
  • Jun 5 37th Tony Awards: "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Cats" win
  • Jun 6 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff win
  • Jun 11 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • Jun 11 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • Jun 11 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12

Music History

Jun 11 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

  • Jun 11 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • Jun 11 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
  • Jun 18 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances
  • Jun 25 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 1568 performances
  • Jun 26 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Brooke White, American pop singer (High Hopes & Heartbreak), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jun 8 Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer, born in Frankston, Australia
  • Jun 9 Frankee [Nicole Francine Aiello], American R&B singer-songwriter ("F.U.R.B"), born in Staten Island, New York City
  • Jun 12 Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jun 15 Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist, born in Munich, Germany
  • Jun 15 Laura Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 17 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer (Arashi) and actor (Letters from Iwo Jima), born in Katsushika, Tokyo
  • Jun 17 Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue), born in Chatham, Kent
  • Jun 27 Alsou, Russian singer (Solo), born in Bugulma, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Jun 27 Evan Taubenfeld, American pop-rock guitarist (Avril Lavigne), singer-songwriter, and producer (The Blacklist Club), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 29 Aundrea Fimbres, American singer (Danity Kane), born in Upland, California
  • Jun 30 Brendon James, British pop drummer (Thirteen Senses - "Into The Fire"), born in Cornwall
  • Jun 30 Patrick Wolf, English musician, born in London, England
  • Jun 30 Cheryl [Tweedy], British singer (Girls Aloud), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Weddings in Music

Glenn Frey

Jun 17 American singer-songwriter, of The Eagles, Glenn Frey (34) weds America artist Janie Beggs; divorce in 1988

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, dies in aircraft fire at 33
  • Jun 7 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), dies at 81
  • Jun 17 Peter Mennin [Mennini], American composer (Moby Dick; The Cycle), and educator (Juilliard, 1962-83), dies of cancer at 60
  • Jun 18 Luther Tucker, American blues guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Jun 25 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies of congestive heart failure at 82
  • Jun 30 Bo Gentry [Robert Ackoff] American songwriter ("Mony, Mony"), and record producer (Tommy James), dies at 41