June 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 5 Spalding Gray's one-man show "Gray's Anatomy" opens an encore run at Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances

  • Jun 6 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens win
  • Jun 11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The B-52's (stylized for this release as The B.C. 52's) from the 1994 film The Flintstones peaks at #33
  • Jun 12 48th Tony Awards: "Angels in America: Perestroika" (play) & "Passion: (musical) win

Music History

Jun 12 Cab Calloway suffers a massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY

Music Premiere

Jun 15 Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million

  • Jun 19 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • Jun 19 "She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 294 performances
  • Jun 19 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 performances

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 24 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Levellers, Elvis Costello, and Peter Gabriel headline; other performers include Spin Doctors, Johnny Cash, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dwight Yoakam, Lucky Dube, Oasis, and Iris Dement

  • Jun 26 "Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Jun 26 "Medea" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • Jun 27 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet
  • Jun 27 Spalding Gray''s one-man show "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 8 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 12 Don Toliver, American singer and rapper (Heaver or Hell), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 18 Takeoff [Kirsnick Ball], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 2022)

Weddings in Music

Eddie Vedder

Jun 3 American "Pearl Jam" singer Eddie Vedder (29) weds Beth Liebling (27) in the Eternal City

Divorces in Music

  • Jun 1 Guns N' Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 3 Hub Matthijsen, Dutch violinist and bandmaster, dies at 52
  • Jun 4 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 48
  • Jun 4 Earle Warren, American jazz alto sax player, dies at 79
  • Jun 5 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn A Bogue], American comedian and cornetist (Kay Kyser), dies at 86
  • Jun 6 Johnny Downs, American stage and screen actor, dancer, singer, and TV host, (Our Gang; Swing, Sister, Swing!), dies of cancer at 80
  • Jun 6 Willie Humphrey, American jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • Jun 8 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist known as 'The Liberace of the Harp', dies at 63
  • Jun 13 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies at 82

Henry ManciniHenry Mancini (1924-1994)

Jun 14 American Grammy and Academy Award-winning film and television composer (Breakfast at Tiffany's; Peter Gunn; Pink Panther films), arranger, and conductor, dies of pancreatic cancer at 70

  • Jun 14 Lionel Grigson, British jazz musician, dies at 52
  • Jun 15 Manos Hatzidakis, Greek pianist, violinist, accordionist, conductor, and Academy Award-winning composer ("Never On Sunday"), dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Boris Alexandrov, Russian conductor (Red Army Song and Dance Ensemble), dies at 88
  • Jun 16 Kristen Pfaff, American rock bassist (Hole, 1993-94), dies of heroin overdose at 27
  • Jun 23 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, dies at 83
  • Jun 26 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist (Christ College, Oxford), dies at 96
  • Jun 29 Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor, dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63