On This Day

June 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 5 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jun 6 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens
  • Jun 11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The B-52's (stylized as The B.C. 52's) from the 1994 film The Flintstones peaks at #33

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
Actor Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
  • 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
  • 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 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jun 27 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 18 Takeoff [Kirsnick Ball], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 3 Pearl Jam rocker 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, violinist/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 alto sax player, dies at 79
  • Jun 5 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn A Bogue], cornetist (Kay Kyser), dies at 86
  • Jun 6 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies 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 13 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies at 82

Person of interestHenry Mancini

Jun 14 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther, Moon River), dies at 70

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • Jun 14 Lionel Grigson, British jazz musician, dies at 52
  • Jun 15 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer and conductor (Never on Sunday), dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Kristen Pfaff, US bass guitarist (Hole-Live through this), dies at 24
  • Jun 16 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble, dies at 88
  • 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, conductor, dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Kurt Eichorn, German conductor, dies at 85