On This Day

June 1985 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 1 "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12

Album Release

Jun 1 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

Music City News Awards

Jun 10 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, Barbara Mandrell win

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 21 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Echo & the Bunnyman, Joe Cocker, and The Boomtown Rats headline; other performers include: The Style Council, Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Nick Lowe, Third World, Gregory Isaacs, Hugh Masekela, Clannad, Midnight Oil, Aswad, and The Pogues

  • Jun 22 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances

Music History

Jun 22 "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

  • Jun 30 Revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 191 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Ana Cristina, Cuban American singer, composer, and actress
  • Jun 7 Charlie Simpson, British rock singer-songwriter and musician (Busted; Fightstar), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • Jun 11 Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer, born in New Port Richey, Florida
  • Jun 11 Josh Ramsay, Canadian singer and songwriter (Marianas Trench), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 12 Tasha-Ray Evin, Canadian musician (Lillix)
  • Jun 12 Chris Young, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Jun 13 Raz-B [De'Mario Thornton], American R&B actor and singer (B2K), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 15 Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish pop singer (Girls Aloud - "Sound of the Underground"; "The Promise"), born in Derry, Northern Ireland

Lana Del Rey

Jun 21 Lana Del Rey [Elizabeth Grant], American singer-songwriter (Born to Die, Ultraviolence), and model (H&M), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 27 Coby Linder, American pop-punk drummer (Say Anything), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jun 30 Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist, born in Nakło nad Notecią, Poland

Weddings in Music

Merle Haggard

Jun 1 Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret; divorce in 1991

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • Jun 25 Connie "Pee Wee" Crayton, American R&B and blues guitarist and singer ("Do Unto Others"), dies of a heart attack at 70