July 1968 in Music

Events in Music

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Jul 1 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jul 5 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
  • Jul 17 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • Jul 20 Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
  • Jul 31 The Beatles close Apple Boutique in London, giving clothes away for free

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jul 4 Jack Frost, American musician
  • Jul 5 Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • Jul 19 Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head)
  • Jul 20 Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 23 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), born in Munich, West Germany (d. 2016)
  • Jul 24 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
  • Jul 29 Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • Jul 30 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 6 US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr (33) weds Brenda Halsinger

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 7 Leo Sowerby, American composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), dies at 73
  • Jul 20 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies
  • Jul 21 Ruth St. Denis, American modern dance pioneer and teacher (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
  • Jul 26 Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
  • Jul 30 Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69