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June 1984 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 3 Revival of the musical "The Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 13 performances
  • Jun 4 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 25 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

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)

Person of interestDuffy

Jun 23 [Amie Ann] Duffy, Welsh Singer (Mercy), born in Gwynedd, Wales

Singer Duffy
Singer
Duffy
  • 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 musician (b. 1908)
  • Jun 8 Gordon Jacob, British composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 13 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92
  • Jun 13 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), dies at 39 of AIDS-related pneumonia complications
  • 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