On This Day

July 1932 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Bobby Day [Robert Byrd], American rock vocalist ("Rockin' Robin"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1990)
  • Jul 2 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 6 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jul 7 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and bandleader (Weather Report - "Birdland"), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • Jul 11 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 11 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • Jul 11 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ("I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • Jul 13 Per Nørgård, Danish composer (Papalagi; Babette's Feast), born in Gentofte, Denmark
  • Jul 15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jul 16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 17 Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (1996)
  • Jul 17 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical (Missa Pro Pace), and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Ukraine) (d. 2013)
  • Jul 19 Arley "Buster" Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • Jul 20 Nam June Paik, Korean avant-garde composer, and video artist (Medium is the Medium; hommage à john cage), born in Seoul, Korea (d. 2006)
  • Jul 25 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, born in Duncan Village, Eastern Cape (d. 2014)
  • Jul 28 Vinnie Bell [Gambella], American session guitarist, electric sitar player, and pioneer of electronic effects in pop music, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2019)
  • Jul 31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 31 Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer, dies at 58