June 2000 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 2 SInger-songwriter Joni Mitchell completes her retirement "Both Sides Now Tour Of America" at the Blockbuster/Sony Entertainment Centre in Camden, New Jersey

  • Jun 4 54th Tony Awards: "Copenhagen" (play) and "Contact" (musical) win

Music Awards

Jun 14 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill win

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Chemical Brothers, Travis, and David Bowie headline; other performers include G. Love & Special Sauce, David Gray, Willie Nelson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Macy Gray

Music History

Jun 29 Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 beabadoobee [Beatrice Laus], Filipino-British singer-songwriter (Fake It Flowers), born in Iloilo City, Philippines
  • Jun 6 Cat Burns, English singer-songwriter (Go), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 Haechan [Lee Dong-hyuck], South Korean k-pop singer and dancer (NCT), born in Seoul, South Korea

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 17 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

Natalie Maines

Jun 24 American "(Dixie) Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds American "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorce in 2019

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 8 (Abram) "Abe" Lincoln, American sweet jazz trombonist (Paul Whiteman; Ozzie Nelson), and Dixieland jazz revivalist, dies at 93
  • Jun 14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, dies at 67
  • Jun 21 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), dies at 89
  • Jun 23 Jerome Richardson, an American jazz saxophonist, flute, clarinet, and piccolo player (Quincy Jones; Charles Mingus; Earl Hines), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jun 27 Rudy Cafaro, American jazz guitarist, dies at 80