July 1918 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 2 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 George Rochberg, composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 6 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 9 Herbert Brun, composer
  • Jul 14 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], born in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippine Islands (d. 1989)
  • Jul 20 Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 24 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • Jul 27 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer
  • Jul 27 Leonard Rose, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 30 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
  • Jul 31 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2 Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington