On This Day

Musicians Born in July 1939

  • Jul 1 Delaney Bramlett, American rocker (Shindogs; Delaney & Bonnie), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • Jul 2 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • Jul 6 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Jul 10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 14 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', born in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 2019)
  • Jul 15 William David Hellerman, composer
  • Jul 16 William Bell, American soul and R&B singer ("Tryin' To Love Two"), and songwriter ("Born Under a Bad Sign") born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 16 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), born in Leflore County, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jul 17 Spencer Davis [Davies], English guitarist (Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2020)
  • Jul 17 Ma Shui-long, Taiwanese classical composer (The Peacock Flies Southeast), born in Keelung, Taiwan (d. 2015)
  • Jul 18 Brian Auger, English fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Dion DiMucci, American rocker (Dion & Belmonts - "A Teenager In Love"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 21 Kim Fowley, American rock vocalist, singer, producer (The Runaways), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Jul 25 Richard Akre Trythall, American composer, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jul 29 Annea Lockwood, American composer (Piano Burning), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jul 30 Tom Wilkes, American photographer, art director, poster and album cover designer (George Harrison; Rolling Stones; Carpenters, Sir Doug; Janis Joplin; Sandpipers), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2009)
  • Jul 31 John R. West, American rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Uhrichsville, Ohio

About July 1939

How Old? 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)