July 1950 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 Damon Harris, musician (The Temptations-My Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • Jul 4 David Jensen, rock British DJ
  • Jul 5 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in New York City
  • Jul 5 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 6 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • Jul 9 Gwen Guthrie, American singer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, US R&B-singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited)
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, musicologist, deejay

Person of interestRichard Branson

Jul 18 Richard Branson, British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England

Business Magnate Richard Branson
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  • Jul 18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jul 19 Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • Jul 23 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • Jul 23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 25 Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
  • Jul 27 Michael Vaughn, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Jul 30 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Edward Faber Schneider, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 1 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • Jul 6 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1923)
  • Jul 11 Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 21 Albert Riemenschneider, American musician and composer, dies at 71