July 1912 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 12 Will Bradley [Wilbur Schwichtenberg], American session, jazz, and boogie-woogie trombonist and bandleader ("Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"), born in Newton, New Jersey (d. 1989)

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)

Jul 14 American folk singer-songwriter ("This Land Is Your Land"), peace activist, and father of Arlo, born in Okemah, Oklahoma

  • Jul 16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Jul 20 Frederick Ferrari, English tenor and variety performer (Love Descended Like An Angel), born in Manchester, England (d. 1994)
  • Jul 26 Fred Böhler, Swiss jazz bandleader, pianist, and early proponent of the Hammond organ, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Jul 27 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 17 Dorothy Goetz Berlin, newlywed bride of songwriter Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever contracted during their Havana honeymoon at 20