On This Day

July 1917 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 6 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 7 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • Jul 7 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • Jul 9 Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1985)
  • Jul 14 Arthur Leavins, violinist
  • Jul 18 Henri Salvador, French Caribbean singer, born in Cayenne, French Guiana (d. 2008)
  • Jul 24 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • Jul 27 Moses Rascoe, American blues singer, born in Windsor, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Bourvil [AndrĂ© Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), born in PrĂ©tot-Vicquemare, France (d. 1970)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 16 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70