On This Day

July 1945 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Deborah Harry, American singer (Blondie - "Heart of Glass"; " The Tide Is High"; "Call Me"), and actress (Hairspray), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 2 James Orville Fulkerson, composer
  • Jul 7 Matti Salminen, Finnish bass player (King Philipp - "Don Carlos"), born in Turku, Finland
  • Jul 8 Ricky Wolff, South African keyboardist, sax player and singer (The Flower Pot Men; White Plains - "My Baby Loves Lovin'"), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jul 10 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist, born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • Jul 11 Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques - "Such A Cad"), born in Baarn, Netherlands
  • Jul 12 Chuck Daellenbach, American-Canadian tubist (Canadian Brass, 1970-present), born Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Jul 14 Peter Klatzow, South African pianist, composer (Inyanga; Still-life with Moonbeams), and educator, born in Springs, Transvaal, Union of South Africa
  • Jul 14 Jim Gordon, American drummer and studio musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Los Angeles, California [1]
  • Jul 15 Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 17 Eric McCredie, Scottish pop bassist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep"), born in Patrick, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • Jul 18 James William Guercio, American music producer (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 20 John Lodge, British bassist, vocalist, and songwriter (The Moody Blues - "I'm Just A Singer"; "Gemini Dream"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 20 Kim Carnes, American rock vocalist ("Bette Davis Eyes"), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 20 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, born in Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2005)
  • Jul 21 Rosalie “Rosie” Hamlin, American singer-songwriter (Rosie and The Originals – “Angel Baby”), born in Klamath Falls, Oregon (d. 2017)
  • Jul 23 Harold W. Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • Jul 25 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • Jul 25 Labi Siffre, English singer-songwriter, born in London, England
  • Jul 29 Mike Garson, American rock and jazz pianist (David Bowie), born in New York City
  • Jul 30 David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 31 Charlotte Diamond, Canadian Juno Award-winning children's singer-songwriter ("I Am A Pizza"), born in Richmond, British Columbia