July 1961 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 15 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Jul 23 Bricusse & Newley's musical "Stop the world I want to ..." premieres

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Jul 29 Bob Dylan injured in car accident

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 Vince Clarke, Basildon Essex, rock keyboardist (Erasure)
  • Jul 3 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
  • Jul 3 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
  • Jul 5 Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano
  • Jul 8 Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • Jul 8 Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
  • Jul 8 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • Jul 10 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • Jul 13 Lawrence Donegan, rock bassist
  • Jul 21 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 21 Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer
  • Jul 22 Keith Sweat, American singer
  • Jul 23 Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • Jul 26 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • Jul 26 Gary Cherone, American heavy metal vocalist (Extreme, Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 26 Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 28 David Huff, rocker (Giant)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 6 Scott LaFaro, American musician (b. 1936)
  • Jul 8 Julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 27 Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59