July 1958 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 12 "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater NYC after 693 performances
  • Jul 19 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 Aaron Tippin, singer (You've Got to Stand for Something), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jul 4 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 5 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jul 8 Carlos Cavazo, rocker (Quiet Riot - Metal Health)
  • Jul 8 Fred Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Jul 10 Béla Fleck, American musician
  • Jul 11 Ray Dodds, rocker (Fairground Attraction-You Send Me)

Person of interestMichael Flatley

Jul 16 Michael Flatley, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance), born in Chicago, Illinois

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • Jul 18 Nigel Twist, Manchester, rock drummer (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • Jul 19 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor
  • Jul 20 Mick MacNeil, Scottish musician (Simple Minds), born on the Isle of Barra
  • Jul 24 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • Jul 25 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • Jul 25 Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
  • Jul 26 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
  • Jul 30 Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights), born in Plumstead, England
  • Jul 30 Kevin Mahogany, American jazz vocalist (Double Rainbow), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Jul 31 Bill Berry, American drummer (R.E.M.), born in Duluth, Minnesota

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/Ger choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
  • Jul 13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • Jul 15 Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
  • Jul 30 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72