On This Day

June 2008 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 12 Coldplay release their 4th studio album " Viva la Vida or Death" (winner of 3 Grammys)

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
  • Jun 13 "Viva la Vida" single released by Coldplay, - their 1st US No. 1, (Grammy Song of the Year)

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Jun 27 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, and The Verve headline; other performers include Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, The Ting-Tings, Sinéad O'Connor, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Joan Baez, Jimmy Cliff, Suzanne Vega, and Crowded House

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Jun 29 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England; Leonard Cohen the highlight singing "Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 9 "Tommy Tutone" band lead singer Tommy Heath weds longtime girlfriend Lisa Scholtz in Lake Tahoe, California
  • Jun 14 Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Jun 22 Record producer Timbaland (37) weds Monique Idlett (33) in Aruba

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Singer-actress Olivia Newton-John (59) weds natural-health businessman John Easterling (56) in Florida's Jupiter Island

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Alton Kelley, American graphic artist, known for concert posters and album cover art (Grateful Dead -"Workingman's Dead"; Steve Miller Band - "Book of Dreams" ), dies at 67
  • Jun 2 Bo Diddley [Ellas McDaniel], American rock guitarist dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jun 7 Bill Coday, American musician and singer ("You’re Gonna Want Me"), dies of a stroke at 66
  • Jun 8 Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani singer-songwriter, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jun 12 Pam Henning [Cornelia Catharina Pamela Ingenegeren], Indonesian-Dutch cabaret dancer and actress, dies at 90
  • Jun 14 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • Jun 14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • Jun 17 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 86
  • Jun 27 Leonard Pennario, American concert pianist (Rózsa's Piano Concerto with L.A. Philharmonic), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 83