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 5 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 5 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 6 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • Jul 9 Gwen Guthrie, American singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited)
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter (Poetry Man), born in New York City (d. 2011)

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 rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • Jul 23 Blair Thornton, Canadian rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive), born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 25 Mark Clarke, English rocker (Uriah Heep), born in Liverpool
  • Jul 27 Michael Vaughn, English rocker (Paper Lace), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Jul 30 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1990)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • Jul 6 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, dies from poor health following long-term heroin addiction, tuberculosis, and a weight problem, at 26
  • Jul 11 Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 21 Albert Riemenschneider, American musician and composer, dies at 71