On This Day

June 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill win

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • Jun 7 Singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 8 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Jun 12 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17
  • Jun 13 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 21 Revival of Lerner and Loewe' musical "Camelot", with Robert Goulet as King Arthur, opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Wilson Pickett pleads guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 19 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] British YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England

Person of interestAriana Grande

Jun 26 Ariana Grande, American singer (Problem, The Way), born in Boca Raton, Florida

  • Jun 29 George Sampson, English dancer and official ambassador of the United Dance Organisation, born in Warrington, Cheshire, England

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 5 American pop singer Mariah Carey (24) weds Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola (43), at St. Patrick's cathedral in New York City; divorced 1998

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 27 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 5 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), dies in surgery at 59
  • Jun 8 Roberto Caamaño, Argentine composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Jun 9 Arthur Alexander, American singer-songwriter ("Lonely Just Like Me"), whose songs were covered by The Beatles ("Anna"), The Rolling Stones ("You Better Move On"), and Bob Dylan ("Sally Sue Brown"), dies of a heart attack at 53 [1]
  • Jun 21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, dies at 64
  • Jun 25 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), dies at 67
  • Jun 28 [Jesus Christ] "GG" Allin, American punk rock singer, dies of accidental heroin overdose at 36
  • Jun 29 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer dies of complications from AIDS at 46