July 1939 in Music

Events in Music


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Jul 13 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Delaney Bramlett, Oklahoma, rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie)
  • Jul 2 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
  • Jul 6 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Jul 10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 14 Karel Gott, Czech singer
  • Jul 15 William David Hellerman, composer
  • Jul 16 William Bell, American singer (Tryin' to Love Two), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 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 Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
  • Jul 18 Brian Auger, English fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Dion DiMucci, American rocker (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 25 Richard Akre Trythall, American composer, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jul 28 Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
  • Jul 29 Annea Lockwood, composer
  • Jul 31 John R. West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring), born in Uhrichsville, Ohio

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 18 Witold Maliszewski, Polish composer, dies at 65