June 1984 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 3 38th Tony Awards: "The Real Thing" (play) & "La Cage aux Folles" (musical) win
  • Jun 3 Revival of musical "The Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 13 performances
  • Jun 4 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win

Album Release

Jun 4 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 7th studio album "Born in the USA", his biggest commercial success topped the charts in 11 countries and sold over 30 million copies, worldwide

Film Premiere

Jun 8 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson premieres

  • Jun 9 Cyndi Lauper gets her first US #1 hit with "Time After Time"

Music History

Jun 9 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

  • Jun 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • Jun 22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Weather Report, The Smiths, and Black Uhuru headline; other performers include: Ian Dury, Joan Baez, The Waterboys, Fela Kuti, General Public, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, Christy Moore, Brass Construction, The Staple Singers, Billy Bragg, and Amazulu,

Album Release

Jun 25 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album

Music Recording

Jun 26 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 Rainie Yang, Taiwanese mando-pop singer, actress, and television personality, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 5 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress, born in Cannes, France
  • Jun 9 Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato folk music singer and songwriter ("Vivo en el Limbo" - I Live in the Limbo), born in Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Siobhán Donaghy, British singer (ex-Sugababes)

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Jun 23 Welsh Singer (Mercy), born in Gwynedd, Wales

  • Jun 29 Derek Lee Rock [Smith], American drummer (Mêlée)
  • Jun 30 Fantasia [Barrino], American singer (American Idol, "Back to Me"), born in High Point, North Carolina

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 26 American singer Tiny Tim (52) marries Miss Jan Alweiss (23); divorce in 1995

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You), dies at 52
  • Jun 2 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek violinist, composer (Four Preludes on The Return from The Front; Clouds), educator and arts advocate, dies at 75
  • Jun 8 Gordon Jacob, British composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 13 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), dies at 39 of AIDS-related pneumonia complications
  • Jun 13 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92
  • Jun 15 Meredith Willson, American composer for stage (The Music Man), and screen (The Great Dictator; Little Foxes), dies at 82
  • Jun 16 Harmonica Slim [Travis Blaylock], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter ("You Better Believe It"), dies at 49
  • Jun 17 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet jazz and pop singer ("Let's Smoke"), dies at 78
  • Jun 19 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 20 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 22 (Dillwyn) "Dill" Jones, Welsh jazz stride pianist, dies of throat cancer at 60