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June 2016 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

Jun 8 50th CMT Music Awards: Tim McGraw; Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Stapleton win

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Jun 22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Coldplay, and Adele headline; other performers include Tame Impala, Squeeze, Frightened Rabbit; ZZ Top, ELO, and Cyndi Lauper

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
  • Jun 23 Los Angeles court decision clears Led Zeppelin of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 25 Singer-songwriter Jill Scott (44) weds longtime boyfriend Mike Dobson in a private ceremony

Divorces in Music

  • Jun 7 Model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa divorce after 2 years of marriage
  • Jun 23 Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), dies at 64
  • Jun 3 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler, and songwriter (Fairport Convention; Martin Carthy), dies pneumonia at 75
  • Jun 5 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), dies at 94
  • Jun 10 Christina Grimmie, American singer and contestant on "The Voice", dies of a gunshot wound at 22
  • Jun 11 Alberto Remedios, British opera and concert singer, dies at 81
  • Jun 13 Oleg Karavaichuk, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 13 Ofelya Hambardzumyan, Armenian folk singer, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72
  • Jun 17 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), dies from diabetes complications at 46
  • Jun 18 Peter Feuchtwanger, German piano teacher, musicologist, and composer (Studies in Eastern Idiom; Introduction and Ragas for 8 Violas and cello), dies at 85
  • Jun 20 Bill Ham [Billy Mack Ham], American music impresario and manager (ZZ Top), dies at 79
  • Jun 21 Wayne Lamar Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpeter ( Mar-Keys; The Memphis Horns), dies of congestive heart failure at 74
  • Jun 23 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89
  • Jun 24 Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), dies at 72
  • Jun 27 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter ("Mustang Sally"; "Respect Yourself"), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84
  • Jun 28 Sergei Cortez, Chilean-Belarusian composer (Jubilee and The Bear; Giordano Bruno), dies at 81
  • Jun 29 Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), dies at 64