July 1943 in Music

Events in Music


Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 21 "Stormy Weather", directed by Andrew L. Stone, starring Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Fats Waller singing "Ain't Misbehavin'" premieres in the US

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Jeff Wayne, American musician, born in new York City
  • Jul 3 Judith Durham, Australian singer (The Seekers), born in Essendon, Victoria
  • Jul 4 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • Jul 4 Conny Bauer, German musician, born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • Jul 5 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 7 Toto Cutugno, Italian singer
  • Jul 10 Jerry Miller, American songwriter and rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jul 11 Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician

Person of interestChristine McVie

Jul 12 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • Jul 13 Danny Lockin, Lanai, Hawaii, actor/dancer (Hello Dolly), (d. 1977)
  • Jul 18 Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • Jul 20 Dennis Yost, vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Jul 21 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jul 22 Bobby Sherman [Robert Cabot Sherman Jr.], American actor/singer (Here Comes the Brides), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 23 Tony Joe White, American rocker (Polk Salad Annie), born in Oak Grove, Louisiana
  • Jul 25 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jul 25 Roy Acuff Jr., American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jul 25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)

Person of interestMick Jagger

Jul 26 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Jul 26 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Jul 27 Allan Ramsey, American rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring) (d. 1985)
  • Jul 28 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Jul 28 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • Jul 31 Lobo [Kent Lavoie], American singer-songwriter, born in Tallahassee, Florida

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 5 Actress Betty Grable (26) weds big band leader Harry James (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 One of the world's greatest contraltos Marian Anderson (46) weds architect Orpheus H. Fisher in Bethel, Connecticut


Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 10 Arthur Nevin, American composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 30 Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58