On This Day

July 1929 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 David Lynch, American singer (Platters - "Twilight Time"; "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 9 (Barton) Lee Hazlewood, American pop-country songwriter, singer, and producer ("Summer Wine"; Nancy Sinatra -"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"; Frank and Nancy - "Something Stupid"), born in Mannford, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • Jul 11 Chuck Rio [Daniel Flores], American rock singer, saxophonist, and songwriter (The Champs - "Tequila"), born in Santa Paula, California (d. 2006)
  • Jul 14 Alan Dawson, American jazz drummer and teacher (Berklee, 1957-75), born in Marietta, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 18 (Jalacy) "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("I Put a Spell On You"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • Jul 26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt Prize, 1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Charlie Persip, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; The Jazz Statesmen; Billy Eckstine), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jul 27 Harvey Fuqua, American R&B singer-songwriter (The Moonglows - "Sincerely"), producer (Marvin Gaye), and record label executive (Motown), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2010)
  • Jul 27 Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris
  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 4 Otto Taubmann, German composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 22 Bror Beckman, Swedish composer, dies at 63