June 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Jun 3 New Zealand teenage singer-songwriter Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year, 2014)

  • Jun 9 67th Tony Awards: "Kinky Boots" (musical) & "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (play) win

Music History

Jun 17 Dance hit "Wake Me Up" released by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii with vocals by Aloe Blacc

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, and Mumford and Sons headline; other performers include Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Billy Bragg, Kenny Rogers, and Rufus Wainwright

Theater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 1 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California

Diana DeGarmo

Jun 1 Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

Scott Weiland

Jun 22 Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland (45) weds photographer Jamie Wachtel in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jun 4 Cornelius "Nini" Harp, American doo-wop singer (The Marcels - "Blue Moon"), dies at 73
  • Jun 4 Joey Covington [Michno], American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship), dies in a single vehicle car crash at 67
  • Jun 11 Johnny Smith, American cool jazz guitarist ("Moonlight In Vermont"; "Walk, Don't Run"), dies from injuries sustained in a fall at 90
  • Jun 19 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), dies at 61
  • Jun 19 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 27 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, dies at 73