On This Day

June 2007 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 5 Paul McCartney releases "Memory Almost Full", in US; his fourteenth solo studio album was the first release on Starbucks' Hear Music label

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 8 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson forced to cancel his appearance at Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • Jun 10 Novelty dance song "I'm a Gummy Bear" by German band Gummibär released

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Jun 20 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, and The Who headline; other performers include The Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Shirley Bassey, Paul Weller, and Bright Eyes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Irish singer and songwriter Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Legendary crooner Tony Bennett (80) weds his longtime girlfriend Susan Crow (47) in New York City

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 6 Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown (32) weds producer Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Jun 9 "Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz (36) weds musician Noah Lebenzon at the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 16 Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Divorces in Music

  • Jun 27 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Tony Thompson, American singer-songwriter in R&B group Hi-Five, dies at 31
  • Jun 2 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese pianist, composer and arranger for film, anime, and video games, dies of liver cancer at 58
  • Jun 4 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter ("Cry To Me"), dies at 74
  • Jun 13 Oskar Morawetz, Czech-Canadian composer (From the Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 90
  • Jun 15 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), dies of multiple myeloma at 61
  • Jun 16 Pattie D'Arcy, American musical theater, session and touring vocalist (Cher), dies at 54
  • Jun 17 Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • Jun 18 Georges Thurston, Canadian R&B and reggae musician and singer (Boule Noire), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jun 18 Henry "Hank" Medress, American singer (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), and record producer (The Chiffons; Tony Orlando & Dawn), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Jun 19 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • Jun 19 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • Jun 22 Derek Simpson, British cellist (Aeolian String Quartet, 1956-81; Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever), and teacher, dies at 79
  • Jun 24 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, dies at 32
  • Jun 25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 25 Nina Vyroubova, Russian-French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957), dies at 86
  • Jun 29 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), dies of cancer at 59