July 1951 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 14 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Jul 14 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • Jul 19 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • Jul 28 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 28 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Fred Schneider, Newark Ga, vocalist/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
  • Jul 1 Anne Feeney, American protest singer
  • Jul 1 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • Jul 2 Joey Puerta, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 3 Mike Corby [Michael John], Windsor, Berkshire, English guitarist/keyboardist (The Babys)
  • Jul 4 Ralph Johnson, American rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • Jul 5 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
  • Jul 8 Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • Jul 8 Pleas Ned Sublette, composer
  • Jul 10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland
  • Jul 12 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jul 17 Lucie Arnaz, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 25 Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
  • Jul 25 Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Jul 28 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 29 Dean Pitchford, rocker

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 6 Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, dies at 54

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

Jul 13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Jul 19 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), dies at 77