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 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1

Music History

Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits

Musical Finale

Jul 15 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields' musical comedy "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 608 performances; wins a Tony Award for choreography

  • Jul 17 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • Jul 24 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana

Music History

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


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 progressive rock guitarist (Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"), 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 [Evans], Welsh actor (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), and rock singer (The Peth), born in Haverfordwest, Wales
  • Jul 24 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • Jul 27 Juliana Hatfield, American musician (Blake Babies; The Lemonheads), 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

John Coltrane

Jul 17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist & composer ("Blue Train"; "My Favorite Things"; "A Love Supreme"), dies of liver cancer at 40

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