July 1952 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 5 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 19 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 2 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • Jul 3 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • Jul 5 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Jul 6 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • Jul 6 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • Jul 9 John Tesh, American pianist and TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • Jul 10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist and singer, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Jul 12 Liz Mitchell, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Clarendon, Jamaica
  • Jul 12 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Jul 14 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • Jul 14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 15 Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • Jul 15 Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jul 15 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Stewart Copeland, American drummer (The Police-Roxanne), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jul 17 Chet McCracken, rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 17 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Jul 19 Allen Collins [Larkin Allen Collins Jr.], American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1990)
  • Jul 19 Dominic Muldowney, English composer, born in Southampton, England
  • Jul 23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 9 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 3 Daniel Zamudio, Columbian organist, composer and folklorist, dies at 64
  • Jul 3 Henriette Bosmans, composer, dies
  • Jul 10 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 22 Antonio Maria Valencia, Colombian composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 25 Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43
  • Jul 27 W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russian ballet dancer, dies