On This Day

June 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 6 "Storms of Life" debut album by Randy Travis is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 7 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Jun 8 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn
  • Jun 11 Amnesty International megaconcert
  • Jun 21 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • Jun 21 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 9 Kary Ng, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Jun 15 Stjepan Hauser, Croatian cellist (2Cellos), born in Pula, Croatia
  • Jun 24 Solange Knowles, American singer (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 25 Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer, born in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan
  • Jun 26 Casey Desmond, American pop singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician, born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jun 28 Kellie Pickler, American country music singer (Best Days of Your Life), born in Albemarle, North Carolina
  • Jun 29 Austin Drage, English singer (The X Factor), born in London, England

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 7 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 21 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • Jun 3 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 13 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77
  • Jun 14 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), dies at 67
  • Jun 16 Maurice Duruflé, French composer and organist (b. 1902)
  • Jun 17 Kate Smith, American singer (God Bless America), dies at 78
  • Jun 21 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author, dies at 63
  • Jun 27 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • Jun 27 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80