On This Day

June 2019 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 3 Jay-Z named the world's first billionaire rapper by Forbes magazine
  • Jun 5 53rd CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, and Kane Brown win

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Jun 9 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win

  • Jun 9 Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!"

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Jun 11 "The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 30 The Killers headline the Gastonbury Music festival with Kylie Minogue playing the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 6 Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American singer and piano player ("Right Place, Wrong Time"), dies at 77
  • Jun 8 Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer, arranger, and pedagogue (Natural Superiority of Music), dies at 95
  • Jun 10 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), dies at 83
  • Jun 10 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), dies of cancer at 76
  • Jun 13 Charles M. Wilson, Canadian organist and composer (The Angels Of The Earth), dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director (Romeo & Juliet), dies at 96
  • Jun 23 Dave Bartholomew, American jazz artist & songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies at 100
  • Jun 29 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) dies of cardiac arrest at 72