On This Day

July 1952 in Music History

Events in Music

  • 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, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Jul 1 Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, American pop, funk and jazz session and touring drummer, (Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"; George Duke; Herbie Hancock), composer, and producer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 2 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • Jul 3 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter ("Gloria"), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004) [1]
  • Jul 3 Andy Fraser, English rock bassist (Free -"All Right Now"), born in Paddington, London (d. 2015)
  • Jul 4 John Waite, British pop vocalist (The Babys - "Every Time I Think Of You"; Bad English - "When I See You Smile"; solo - "Missing You"), born in Lancaster, England
  • Jul 5 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Jul 6 Jesse Harms, American musician and songwriter (The Waboritas), born in Massachusetts
  • Jul 6 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • Jul 9 John Tesh, American TV host (ET), and new age pianist, 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, 1974-77), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Jul 13 Alla Pavlova, Russian contemporary classical composer (The Old New York Nostalgia Suite; Miss Me ... But Let Me Go), born in Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jul 14 George Lewis, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 15 Jeff Carlisi, American rock guitarist (.38 Special), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 15 Johnny Thunders [Genzale], American punk rock guitarist (New York Dolls), born in Queens, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Stewart Copeland, American drummer (The Police - "Roxanne"), and film score composer (Wall Street; SubUrbia) born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jul 17 Chet McCracken, American drummer (Doobie Brothers, 1979-82), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 17 Nicolette Larson, American rock vocalist ("Lotta Love"; "I Only Want To Be With You"), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1997)
  • Jul 17 Fran Smith, Jr., American rock bassist player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 (Larken) Allen Collins, American southern rock guitarist, and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"; "Gimme Three Steps"; Rossington-Collins Band - "Don't Misunderstand Me"), 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 - "Boy From New York City"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 23 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush, 1968-74), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • Jul 26 Jan Randall, American-Canadian film, stage and broadcast composer (The Irrelevant Show; Poetry In Motion), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 27 Steve Gluzband, American Latin jazz trumpeter, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Weddings in Music

June Carter Cash

Jul 9 American country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl "Mr. Country" Smith (25); divorce 1956

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June Carter Cash

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch cellist, pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 3 Daniel Zamudio, Columbian organist, composer and folklorist, dies at 64
  • Jul 3 Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch composer, dies of cancer at 56
  • Jul 10 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, Danish composer and organist (Music of the Spheres; Antikrist), dies at 58
  • Jul 22 Antonio Maria Valencia, Colombian composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 25 Herbert Murrill, British organist, composer (The Song of the Birds; Carillon), and educator (Royal Academy of Music, 1933-52), dies of cancer at 43
  • Jul 27 W de Basil [US Voskresenski], Russian ballet dancer, dies