July 1937 in Music

Events in Music


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Jul 3 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as a club officer, opens for racing

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

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Jul 10 Dutch Django Reinhardt's "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 6 Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 6 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist and conductor (Tchaikovsky-1962), born in Gorky, Russia
  • Jul 10 Sandy Stewart, American singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 12 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (Buenas Noches Mi Amor), born in Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 19 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • Jul 24 Barry Lloyd Vercoe, New Zealand composer and computer scientist (MIT Media Lab), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jul 27 Chuck Jackson, American singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry), born in Latta, South Carolina
  • Jul 28 Peter Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Peter Duchin Orchestra), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 11 Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 10 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 11 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • Jul 17 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 28 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, dies at 51