June 2017 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Jun 4 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

  • Jun 6 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service
  • Jun 11 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical; "Oslo" best play

Music History

Jun 12 Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 21 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Ed Sheeran headline; other performers include Kris Kristofferson, Barry Gibb, Katy Perry, The National, and Orchestra Baobob


Weddings in Music

  • Jun 3 Actress, singer and Broadway star Bell Bundy (36) weds TBS executive Thom Hinkle at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 6 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), dies from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 73
  • Jun 11 Rosalie Sorrels, American traditional folk singer-songwriter ("Up Is A Nice Place To Be"; "Nevada Moon"), dies at 83
  • Jun 12 Felice Taylor, American R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On), dies at 73
  • Jun 13 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, dies of complications of hepatitis C. at 75
  • Jun 15 Jacques Charpentier, French organist and composer (72 études karnatiques), dies at 83
  • Jun 20 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), dies at 42
  • Jun 21 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, dies at 68
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Nalls, American session and touring rock-jazz-fusion guitarist (Sea Level), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 66
  • Jun 22 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), dies at 92
  • Jun 27 Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, dies of cancer at 60 [1]