July 1945 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

Debbie Harry (78 years old)

Jul 1 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 Jim Gordon, American drummer, studio musician (Derek and the Dominos), and murderer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2023) [1] [2]
  • Jul 14 Maxine Waters (Williard), American jazz (The Waters), and session vocalist (Thriller; The Bodyguard), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Jul 14 Peter Klatzow, South African pianist, composer (Inyanga; Still-life with Moonbeams), and educator, born in Springs, Transvaal, Union of South Africa (d. 2021)
  • Jul 15 Peter Lewis, American rock guitarist and 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; Moondog), 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 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, born in Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Kim Carnes, American rock vocalist ("Bette Davis Eyes"), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 21 Rosalie “Rosie” Hamlin, American singer-songwriter (Rosie and The Originals – “Angel Baby”), born in Klamath Falls, Oregon (d. 2017)
  • Jul 23 Edward Gregson, British composer of orchetsral, choral, brass, and wind ensemble music, born in Sunderland, England
  • Jul 23 Harold Hennep, Arubian-Dutch actor (Plus Echo), born in Aruba
  • Jul 25 Jim Price, America session and touring horn player, and arranger (Rolling Stones; Bonnie and Delaney; Joe Cocker), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jul 29 Joe Beck, American session and jazz guitarist (Don Sebesky; Gil Evans; Gato Barbieri; Esther Phillips), and bandleader, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Jul 29 Mike Garson, American session and touring rock and jazz pianist (David Bowie, 1972-2006; Mick Ronson; Smashing Pumpkins), 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