On This Day

July 1963 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 The Beatles record "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You"
  • Jul 5 1st Beatles' tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon's cover of "From Me to You" at no. 87

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Roddy Bottum, American rock keyboardist (Faith No More - "Real Thing"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor, born in Upland, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 7 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse - "Love of a Lifetime"), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • Jul 7 Vonda Shepard, American pop singer, born in New York
  • Jul 13 Bobby Rock [Brock], rock drummer (Nelson - "Love & Affection"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 17 Regina Belle, American pop, and R&B singer-songwriter, and Grammy Award winner (with Peabo Bryson - "A Whole New World"), born in Engelwood, New Jersey
  • Jul 22 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls - "Closer to Fine"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 26 Andy Timmons, American guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Jul 27 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train"), born in Minneapolis (d. 2005)
  • Jul 27 Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas
  • Jul 31 Fatboy Slim [Norman Cook], British musician and record producer (Housemartins; Fatboy Slim), born in Bromley, England
  • Jul 31 Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter ("Where Does It Go") born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 4 Fritz Reutter, German composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 5 Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 29 Dorian Le Gallienne, Australian composer, dies at 48