On This Day

June 1990 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 1 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC after 56 performances
  • Jun 2 "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13
  • Jun 4 24th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Patty Loveless win

Music History

Jun 7 Michael Jackson enters St. John's Hospital and Health Center, near his home, for chest pains after a dance rehearsal and exercise session

Album Release

Jun 9 Red Hot Organization releases music album "Red Hot + Blue" featuring contemporary pop stars (including U2; Annie Lennox; Thompson Twins; Sinéad O'Connor; Tom Waits) performing songs of Cole Porter to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV

  • Jun 10 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 10 Musical "Meet Me In St Louis", based on the 1944 film, closes at Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 253 performances
  • Jun 10 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Florida for obscenity

Music History

Jun 11 UN appoints British-​Australian singer Olivia Newton-John as environmental ambassador

Album Release

Jun 12 "Mariah Carey" debut album by Mariah Carey is released

  • Jun 13 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • Jun 16 "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
  • Jun 17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • Jun 17 "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 performances

Music History

Jun 21 Little Richard [Penniman] gets a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame

Music Concert

Jun 22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium, New York City

  • Jun 22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo headline; other performers include Sinead O'Connor, Neville Brothers, Ry Cooder, Del Amitri, Flaco Jiminez, Hothouse flowers, and World Party

Music History

Jun 23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home


Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 Zach Farro, American rock drummer, and songwriter (Paramore - "Misery Business"; "Brick By Boring Brick"), born in Voorhees Township, New Jersey
  • Jun 7 Iggy Azalea [Amethyst Kelly], Australian singer, rapper, and songwriter ("Fancy"; "Black Widow"), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 15 Kaspar Uljas, Estonian jazz accordion and bandoneon player, born in Estonia
  • Jun 27 Aselin Debison, Canadian pop, country, and Celtic singer ("Bigger Than Me"), born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Jun 30 Daro Behroozi, American funk saxophonist and clarinetist (Lucky Chops), born in New York City

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), dies of liver and kidney disease at 57
  • Jun 3 Stiv Bators [Steven Bator], American punk rock singer and guitarist (The Dead Boys; The Lords of the New Church), dies from brain injury after being struck by a car in Paris, at 40
  • Jun 5 Jim Hodder, American drummer, and singer (Steely Dan, 1972-74), drowns in his home swimming pool at 42
  • Jun 7 Barbara Baxley, American stage and screen actress and singer (Norma Rae; Nashville; Countdown), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Jun 11 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter ("Sugar Blues"; the wah-wah sound), bandleader and co-founder of "Down Beat" magazin, dies at 86
  • Jun 14 Erna Berger, German soprano, dies at 89
  • Jun 15 Carlo Prosperi, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Eva Turner, British operatic soprano, dies at 98
  • Jun 19 Antonio Martinez, Spanish rock guitarist (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black", dies in a motorcycle accident at 44
  • Jun 21 June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), dies at 64
  • Jun 25 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
  • Jun 30 Dudu Pukwana [Mtutuzel], South African saxophonist and composer, dies at 51