July 1953 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 6 Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
  • Jul 7 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • Jul 9 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 10 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 11 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Jul 14 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], Portsmouth, Virginia, American model/singer (Nov 1974 Playmate of the Month)
  • Jul 20 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
  • Jul 22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • Jul 24 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • Jul 26 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Person of interestGeddy Lee

Jul 29 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-Songwriter
Geddy Lee

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 13 Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma


Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 7 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • Jul 10 Sidney Homer, composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 12 Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 12 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65