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June 2020 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jun 21 Kurt Cobain's guitar during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show sells for a record $6 million

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 American country music band "The Dixie Chicks" change their name to "The Chicks" to remove connotations of Confederate history, two weeks after band "Antebellum" changed their name to "Lady A"

Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 4 Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (The Sweet), dies at 72
  • Jun 8 Bonnie Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited), dies at 69
  • Jun 18 Vera Lynn 'the Forces Sweetheart', English singer (We'll Meet Again), dies at 103
  • Jun 27 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), dies at 94
  • Jun 29 Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian singer songwriter (Waa'ee Keenyaa), shot and killed at 34