On This Day

July 1960 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jul 1 Benjamin Britten's cantate "Carmen Baseliense" premieres in Basel

  • Jul 2 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Evelyn "Champagne" King, American disco singer ("Shame"; "I'm in Love"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 1 Anthony "Ted Key"British rock bassist (The Housemartins; The Kingstons), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Jul 1 Erik Friedlander, American classical and avant garde jazz cellist and composer (John Zorn; Masada String Trio), born in New York City
  • Jul 1 Tony Miceli, American jazz vibraphonist and educator (Monkadelphia), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jul 11 David Baerwald, American singer/songwriter (David + David - "Welcome To The Boomtown": "Swallowed By The Cracks"), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • Jul 12 Corynne Charby [Corinne Charbit], French model, actress and pop singer ("Pile ou face" - "Heads Or Tails"), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 14 Ray Herndon, American guitarist (Lyle Lovett's Large Band), and country singer-songwriter (McBride & Ride - "Can I Count On You"), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

Jane Lynch

Jul 14 Jane Lynch, American actress (Best In Show; Glee; Two and a Half Men; Criminal Minds), singer and comedian, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

  • Jul 14 Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter ("Djin, Djin"; "Eve"; "IFÉ"), and human rights activist, born in Ouidah, Republic of Dahomey (now Benin)
  • Jul 16 Eus van Someren, Dutch pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw), born in Beverwijk, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 Dawn Upshaw, American soprano (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jul 22 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 27 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in Victoria, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Jul 31 Malcolm Ross, Scottish rock guitarist (Aztec Camera, 1984 - "All I Need Is Everything"), born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Alfred Henry Ackley, American composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 9 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator, dies at 86
  • Jul 15 Lawrence Tibbett, American baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1923-50), dies after surgery at 63
  • Jul 24 Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 31 Karl Hasse, German composer, dies at 77