July 1949 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 2 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • Jul 7 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • Jul 9 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres
  • Jul 15 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 John Farnham, Australian singer
  • Jul 2 Roy Bittan, American piano player (E Street Band), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City
  • Jul 3 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 4 Tonio K, American singer (16 Tons of Monkeys), born in Palm Desert, California
  • Jul 6 Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 10 Dave Smalley, American rocker (Raspberries)
  • Jul 10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 10 John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Jul 14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 15 John Arthur Casken, composer
  • Jul 15 Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
  • Jul 16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist and vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Jul 16 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • Jul 17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • Jul 17 Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • Jul 17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 18 Wally Bryson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries), born in Gastonia, North Carolina

Person of interestAlan Menken

Jul 22 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Jul 26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • Jul 27 David Muse, American rocker (Firefall), born in Rome, Georgia

Person of interestMaureen McGovern

Jul 27 Maureen McGovern, singer (Got To Be a Morning After), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • Jul 28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • Jul 28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • Jul 28 Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Joyce Jones, American singer (1st Choice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Richard "Duck" Baker, American acoustic guitarist, born in Washington D.C.

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 7 Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
  • Jul 8 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 9 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 18 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (b. 1870)