July 1948 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 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
  • Jul 25 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Jul 28 Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • Jul 31 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)

Deaths in Music

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