On This Day

June 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

Music City News Awards

Jun 5 23rd Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Randy Travis win

  • Jun 5 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt", his eighth solo studio album, featuring the Elvis Costello collaboration "My Brave Face"

Music History

Jun 13 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Jun 14 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Film Premier

Jun 16 "Ghostbusters II" directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murry and Dan Aykroyd premieres

  • Jun 18 "Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Muzyczyny in Gdynia, Poland

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 8 Gary Wilson, Scottish Musician
  • Jun 13 Lisa Tucker, American singer and actress (American Idol), born in Anaheim, California
  • Jun 18 Renee Olstead, American singer and actress

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 2 Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman (52) weds Mandy Smith (18); divorced in 1993
  • Jun 3 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Divorces in Music

Courtney Love

Jun 15 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) divorces vocalist James Moreland only 4 months after getting married

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 3 Scott Ross, American-French harpsichordist (recorded all 555 sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti),dies of AIDS related pneumonia at 38
  • Jun 4 Václav Kašlík, Czech opera composer and conductor, dies at 71
  • Jun 4 Andor Kovács, Hungarian classical guitarist, and composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 9 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor, dies of kidney disease at 73
  • Jun 12 Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 12 Lou Monte, American singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse), dies at 72
  • Jun 14 Pete de Freitas, British drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies in a motorcycle accident at 27
  • Jun 22 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 22 Henri Sauguet [Poupard], French organist and composer (Symphonie Expiatoire), dies at 88