June 2010 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 2 British singer-songwriter and musician Paul McCartney receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Album Release

Jun 18 "Recovery" 7th studio album by Eminem is released (best selling album worldwide 2010)

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Gorillaz, Muse, and Stevie Wonder headline; other performers include Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg; Shakira, Willie Nelson, Ray Davies and The Pet Shop Boys

Music Concert

Jun 24 Ringo Starr's eleventh All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Page, Wally Palmar, and Gregg Bissonette

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 26 "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy

Divorces in Music

LeAnn Rimes

Jun 19 Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 6 Marvin Isley, American rock bassist, and songwriter (The Isley Brothers - "Fight The Power"), dies from complications of diabetes at 56)
  • Jun 7 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40
  • Jun 8 Crispian St. Peters [Robin Peter Smith], British pop singer (The Pied Piper; No No No), dies at 71
  • Jun 9 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, dies at 101
  • Jun 13 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host (Jimmy Dean Show), actor (Diamonds Are Forever), and sausage maker,, dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Wendell Morris Logan, American composer (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Garry Shider, American funk and psychedelic soul guitarist and musical director (Parliament-Funkadelic), dies of brain and lung cancer at 56
  • Jun 16 Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto (Resurrection Symphony), dies at 79
  • Jun 23 Allyn Ferguson, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), and TV theme composer (Barney Miller; Charlie's Angels), dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Pete Quaife, English bassist (The Kinks, 1963-69 -"Sunny Afternoon"), and cartoonist, dies of kidney failure at 66
  • Jun 24 Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 26 Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
  • Jun 28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager(KISS, 1973-82; Billy Idol, 1981-86), dies of prostate cancer surgey complications at 66
  • Jun 30 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and K-pop, and J-pop singer, takes his own life at 32