June 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 7 American singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol
  • Jun 7 Revival of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, later transferred to Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 354 performances
  • Jun 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame breaks ground for their museum in Cleveland, Ohio

Album Release

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

  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances

Film Release

Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

  • 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 Premiere

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

Music History

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

Glastonbury 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

  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances

Music History

Jun 27 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Early James [Fredrick James Mullis Jr], American singer-songwriter, born in Troy, Alabama
  • Jun 7 George Ezra [Barnett], British guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Budapest"; "Paradise"), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jun 7 Swae Lee [Khalif Brown], American singer and rapper (Rae Sremmurd - "Sunflower"), born in Inglewood, California
  • Jun 19 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] British YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England

Ariana GrandeAriana Grande (29 years old)

Jun 26 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

Mariah Carey

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

Wedding 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


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 7 Louie Ramirez, American salsa and Latin jazz vibraphonist, bandleader, composer, and record producer, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 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 13 John Campbell, American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, dies of a heart attack at 41
  • Jun 21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, dies at 64
  • Jun 25 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), dies at 67
  • Jun 28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria Italian bass opera singer (Boris Godunov), dies at 79
  • 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