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June 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year, 2014)

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton win

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • 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

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

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

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jun 4 Joey Covington [Michno], American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship), dies in a single vehicle car crash at 67
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 19 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • Jun 19 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), dies at 61
  • 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