On This Day

June 1988 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • Jun 4 "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances
  • Jun 4 42nd Tony Awards: "M Butterfly" and "Phantom of the Opera" win

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Jun 6 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis
  • Jun 11 "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3
  • Jun 11 "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61

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Jun 11 "We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

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Jun 13 George Harrison releases "This is Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jun 14 Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000, alleges he hit her
  • Jun 14 "Guy" debut album by Guy is released
  • Jun 25 "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 68 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer
  • Jun 1 Christine and the Queens [Héloïse Letissier], French singer-songwriter (Chaleur humaine), born in Nantes, France
  • Jun 14 Kevin Michael McHale, American singer
  • Jun 16 Keshia Chante, Canadian singer
  • Jun 16 Leeland Dayton Mooring, American musician (Leeland)
  • Jun 23 Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
  • Jun 28 Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer (So You Think You Can Dance), born in Redland, California

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 19 Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie

Divorces in Music


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Jun 17 Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillips

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 12 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, dies at 87
  • Jun 19 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), dies at 83
  • Jun 22 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies of ALS syndrome at 72
  • Jun 22 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • Jun 25 Hillel Slovak, Israeli musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)