On This Day

July 1966 in Music History

Events in Music


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Jul 4 Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 16 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • Jul 17 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 performances

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Jul 23 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is No. 1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Jul 25 Brian Jones final performance as a Rolling Stone

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Jul 25 The Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

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Jul 29 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Jul 30 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks

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Jul 31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist, born in Göttingen, Germany
  • Jul 11 Mel Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
  • Jul 13 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Jul 14 Tayna Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses; Belly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Jul 14 Ellen Reid, Canadian keyboard and accordion player (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born Selkirk, Manitoba
  • Jul 25 Maureen Herman, American bassist (Babes in Toyland) and writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 25 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer, born in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 28 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 29 Martina McBride, American country singer and songwriter (Evolution), born in Sharon, Kansas

Weddings in Music


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Jul 19 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 André Gailhard, French classical music composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, dies at 80
  • Jul 17 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71
  • Jul 18 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
  • Jul 18 German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 23 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), dies at 60
  • Jul 29 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44