On This Day

Events in Music in June 1972

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 1 Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

  • Jun 3 "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 6 David Bowie releases his breakthrough album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jun 7 Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 10 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jun 10 "Too Young" single released by Donny Osmond

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 12 John Lennon's political album "Sometime in NYC" released including the songs "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Attica State" and "Luck of the Irish"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jun 17 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • Jun 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Jun 24 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6