July 1970 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Jul 3 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • Jul 17 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
  • Jul 18 "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Jul 25 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" sung by the Carpenters reaches #1
  • Jul 30 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 2 Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Jul 2 Monie Love, English rapper

Person of interestAudra McDonald

Jul 3 Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Jul 5 Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • Jul 6 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
  • Jul 6 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
  • Jul 7 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
  • Jul 8 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer (Morning Phase), born in Los Angeles
  • Jul 10 Helen Sj√∂holm, Swedish singer and actress
  • Jul 10 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • Jul 10 Jason Orange, English singer and musician (Take That), born in Lancashire, England
  • Jul 13 Steven J Brown, guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Jul 14 Thomas Lauderdale, musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 15 Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
  • Jul 18 Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Jul 23 Sam Waters, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • Jul 28 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 7 Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies
  • Jul 17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • Jul 19 Barry Wood, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 61
  • Jul 29 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 30 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), dies of kidney disease at 39