On This Day

June 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 8 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 10 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton wins

Album Release

Jun 11 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards including a "virtual duet" of title track; wins 6 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, 1992

  • Jun 16 Revival of musical "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 241 performances

Music Single

Jun 18 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year, 1991)

  • Jun 22 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances

Music Recording

Jun 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"

  • Jun 26 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances

Theatrical Finale

Jun 29 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon Theater, NYC, after 216 performances


Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 21 Tyler Childers, American country, bluegrass and folk singer- songwriter (Purgatory; Long Violent History), born in Lawrence County, Kentucky

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 7 Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson

Bruce Springsteen

Jun 9 American rock star Bruce Springsteen (41) weds his backup singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa (34), at their Los Angeles home


Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 6 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American big band, bebop, cool jazz, and bossa nova tenor saxophonist (Woody Herman; Getz/Gilberto), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Jun 8 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), dies at 57
  • Jun 9 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), dies following surgery at 88
  • Jun 9 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • Jun 16 Vicky Brown, American singer ("Power of Love"), dies
  • Jun 16 Vicki Brown, British pop, rock session vocalist, and contemporary classical singer, dies of breast cancer at 51
  • Jun 20 Malcolm Frager, American concert pianist, dies at 56
  • Jun 23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • Jun 29 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist (Misty), dies of cancer at 60