On This Day

July 1930 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 [Karl] Carlos Kleiber, Austrian-Argentine conductor (Bavarian State Orchestra, 1968-97), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jul 3 Pete Fountain, American jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk, 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Jul 3 Tommy Tedesco, American jazz and Los Angeles session guitarist (Wrecking Crew; Lalo Schifrin), born in Niagra Falls, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jul 5 Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2005)
  • Jul 7 Hank Mobley, American jazz saxophonist
  • Jul 8 Earl Van Dyke, American jazz and session piano, Hammond B-3, and harpsichord player (Motown Records' Funk Brothers, 1964-72), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • Jul 9 Buddy Bregman, American orchestra leader and arranger (Eddie Fisher Show; Ella Fitzgerald's Cole Porter Songbook), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jul 10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Aracati, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • Jul 14 Eric Norman Stokes, American composer (The Jealous Cellist; Tintinnabulary), born in Haddon Heights, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Jul 14 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 Toshiya Sukegawa, Japanese contemporary classical and electro-acoustic composer (The Eternal Morning 1945.8.6; A Projection), born in Sapporo, Japan (d. 2015)
  • Jul 16 John Everett Watts, American composer, born in Maryville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • Jul 17 Ryohei Hirose, composer
  • Jul 18 Siegfried Kurz, German conductor and composer, born in Dresden
  • Jul 20 Sally Ann Howes, British singer and actress (Truly Scrumptious - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Brigadoon), born in London, England
  • Jul 21 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • Jul 22 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, Polish classical composer (Spirals), born in Grodzisk Mazowieck, Poland (d. 2017) [1] [2]
  • Jul 25 Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto (Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, born in London (d. 2020)
  • Jul 27 Andy White, Scottish drummer, played on 1st Beatles official recording session ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • Jul 28 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)
  • Jul 29 Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), born in Wilkinsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, dies at 85
  • Jul 29 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69