July 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • 10th "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • 10th "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 10th "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 18th "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
  • 31st "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 2nd Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 3rd Peter Ruzicka, composer
  • 4th Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
  • 7th Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • 8th Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • 12th Walter Egan, rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • 14th Tommy Matola, rock manager/CEO (CBS records)
  • 15th Alicia Bridges, American singer
  • 16th Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • 16th RubĂ©n Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
  • 17th Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 17th Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 17th Phillip Harris, rocker
  • 17th Ron Asheton, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • 18th Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
  • 18th Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
  • 19th Keith Godchaux, rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

21st Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 25th Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 27th Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • 28th Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • 31st Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)

Deaths in Music

  • 21st Donald Nichols Tweedy, composer, dies at 58
  • 27th Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91