July 1969 in Music

Events in Music

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Jul 1 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jul 2 Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
  • Jul 3 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island

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Jul 4 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep and Janis Joplin

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • Jul 5 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 11 David Bowie releases the single "Space Oddity" 9 days before Apollo 11 lands on the moon

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jul 11 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"

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Jul 22 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Jul 25 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival

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Jul 30 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Pianist Liberace

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestJenni Rivera

Jul 2 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
  • Jul 3 Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • Jul 5 RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • Jul 6 Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
  • Jul 7 Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer
  • Jul 8 Sugizo [Yasuhiro Sugihara], Japanese guitarist and singer, born in Hadano, Kanagawa
  • Jul 11 David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • Jul 12 Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 20 Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)
  • Jul 21 Emerson Hart, American musician (Tonic)
  • Jul 22 Despina Vandi, Greek singer

Person of interestJennifer Lopez

Jul 24 Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Jul 25 Trevor Peres, American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 26 "The 5th Dimension" lead vocalist Marilyn McCoo (25) weds fellow bandmate Billy Davis, Jr. (31)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 27
  • Jul 3 Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 5 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • Jul 7 Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies at 69
  • Jul 9 Pierre Capdevielle, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 20 Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
  • Jul 25 Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 28 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • Jul 28 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 28 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Most Happy Fella), dies at 59