On This Day

July 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • Jul 1 The Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks
  • Jul 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits
  • Jul 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
  • Jul 24 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 6 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer and songwriter (Oyster), born in Bermuda
  • Jul 7 Jackie Neal, American singer, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • Jul 12 John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater), born in Kings Park, New York
  • Jul 22 Pat Badger, American heavy metal bassist (Extreme-"More Than Words"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 22 Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), born in Haverfordwest, Wales
  • Jul 24 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • Jul 27 Juliana Hatfield, American musician (Blake Babies), born in Wiscasset, Maine
  • Jul 31 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  • Jul 31 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, born in Itabashi, Tokyo (d. 2005)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestJohn Coltrane

Jul 17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist/composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Jul 26 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • Jul 31 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), dies at 81