June 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

Theatrical Finale

Jun 4 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden Theater, NYC, after 347 performances

  • Jun 4 49th Tony Awards: "Love! Valour! Compassion!" (play) & "Sunset Boulevard" (musical) win
  • Jun 8 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Jun 10 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances

Album Release

Jun 13 "Jagged Little Pill", 3rd studio album by Alanis Morissette is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, 1996)

Album Release

Jun 13 Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album "Post"

  • Jun 15 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 performances
  • Jun 17 "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley


Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 5 Troye Sivan [Mellet], South African–born Australian pop singer-songwriter (Bloom), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 8 Tom Grennan, English singer-songwriter (Little Bit of Love), born in Bedford, England
  • Jun 11 TEMS [Temilade Openiyi], Nigerian singer-songwriter (No Woman, No Cry cover), born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Jun 23 Danna Paola [Rivera], Mexican telenovela, film, and stage actress, and singer (Wicked (en español)), born in Mexico City

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 10 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Prudence Hyman, English dancer, dies at 80
  • Jun 2 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), dies at 73
  • Jun 4 Ernest Borneman, German sexual researcher, psychotherapist, musician and writer (Bang, You're Dead), dies at 80
  • Jun 5 Bettina Vernon, Austrian 'Bodenwieser' dancer, dies at 75 [1]
  • Jun 5 Jan Decadt Flemish composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 7 "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Frank Chacksfield, English, pianist, arranger and orchestra leader, dies at 81
  • Jun 11 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), dies of leukemia at 58
  • Jun 12 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian classical pianist, dies at 75
  • Jun 13 David Parry, British-Canadian folk musician (Friends of Fiddler's Green), storyteller (Canadian Museum of Civilization), actor, stage director, and teacher (University of Toronto), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Jun 14 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • Jun 19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • Jun 20 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician, dies at 84
  • Jun 23 Jack Schroer, British saxophonist & pianist (The Caledonia Soul Orchestra), dies at 51
  • Jun 27 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symphony, 1948-54), dies at 94
  • Jun 27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 61
  • Jun 30 Jorge Peixinho, Portuguese pianist, composer, and conductor, dies at 45
  • Jun 30 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), commits suicide at 45