July 1934 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 Roger Christian, American radio personality and lyricist ("Don’t Worry Baby"; "Little Deuce Coupe"; "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 5 Diane Andersen, Danish-Belgian concert pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jul 7 Vinko Globokar, French-Slovenian trombone player and avant-garde composer (Eppure si muove), born in Anderny, France
  • Jul 12 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Jul 13 Roger Reynolds, composer
  • Jul 14 Lee Friedlander, American portrait, and 'social landscape' photographer, and album cover artist (John Coltrane, Peggy Lee, Miles Davis, Mose Allison), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • Jul 15 Harrison Birtwistle, British contemporary classical composer (The Minotaur; The Mask of Orpheus), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England (d. 2022) [1]
  • Jul 16 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), born in Leflore County, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jul 17 Philippe Capdenat, French classical composer, born in Bordeaux, France
  • Jul 19 Bobby Bradford, American jazz trumpeter (John Carter; Ornette Coleman; The Mo'tet), bandleader, composer, and educator (Pomona College, 1977-2021), born in Cleveland, Mississippi
  • Jul 23 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins - "Earth Angel"), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • Jul 23 Steve Lacy [Lackritz], American jazz soprano saxophonist (Thelonious Monk), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • Jul 24 Jimmy Holiday, American soul singer ("How Can I Forget"; Baby I Love You"), and songwriter ("Put A Little Love In Your Heart"), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • Jul 25 Don Ellis, American avant garde jazz trumpeter, and Grammy Award-winning film score composer (The French Connection), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • Jul 26 Anthony Gilbert, British composer (Treatment of Silence; Moonfaring}, and academic, born in London, England
  • Jul 28 Jacques d'Amboise, American ballet dancer, and choreographer (NYC Ballet Company, 1949-84), actor (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers), and educator (founded National Dance Institute, 1976), born in Dedham Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1]
  • Jul 30 André Prévost, Canadian composer, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 9 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, dies at 55