July 1964 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 2 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 4 Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1
  • Jul 6 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • Jul 10 The Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night", their 3rd studio album
  • Jul 25 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
  • Jul 25 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1, stays #1 for 14 weeks
  • Jul 31 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Poi Burton, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • Jul 2 Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
  • Jul 3 Gary Ryan, rocker (Blackhearts)
  • Jul 4 Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)

Person of interestCourtney Love

Jul 9 Courtney Love, American muscian (Hole) and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • Jul 20 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera)
  • Jul 31 Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs), born in Dundalk, Ireland

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson

Divorces in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orchestra), dies at 89
  • Jul 31 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), dies in air crash at 39