Birthdays in Music in July 1942

  • Jul 1 AndraĆ© Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Jul 10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • Jul 12 Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 13 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • Jul 13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 13 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 16 Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
  • Jul 17 Gale Garnett, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20 T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
  • Jul 21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • Jul 23 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • Jul 23 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • Jul 24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • Jul 27 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician