On This Day

June 1990 in Music History

Events in Music

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

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Jun 7 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Jun 9 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
  • Jun 10 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 10 "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances
  • Jun 10 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Florida for obscenity

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Jun 11 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 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

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Jun 21 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

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Jun 23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 27 Aselin Debison, Canadian singer (Bigger than me), born in Glace Bay, Canada

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, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Jim Hodder, American drummer (Steely Dan), dies at 42
  • Jun 7 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), dies at 67 of a heart attack
  • Jun 11 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
  • Jun 14 Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)
  • Jun 15 Carlo Prosperi, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Eva Turner, British soprano, dies
  • 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