July 1971 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestMissy Elliott

Jul 1 Missy Elliott, American rapper (Supa Dupa Fly, Under Construction), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

  • Jul 4 Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
  • Jul 9 Bobby Leslie, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Jul 11 Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • Jul 14 Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian singer
  • Jul 15 Danijela, Croatian singer
  • Jul 16 Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 Urs Bühler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo)
  • Jul 19 Russell Allen, American musician (Symphony X)

Person of interestAlison Krauss

Jul 23 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass musician (Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • Jul 23 Dalvin DeGrate, American singer, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Jul 23 Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia
  • Jul 24 John Partridge, English singer
  • Jul 25 Roger Creager, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 28 Stephen Lynch, American musician
  • Jul 29 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
  • Jul 31 John Lowery, American guitarist (The Devil Knows My Name), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)

  • Jul 19 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Edward Ballantine, American composer and music professor, dies at 84

Person of interestJim Morrison

Jul 3 Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, dies of heart failure at 27

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Jul 4 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient) dies of leukemia at 29

Person of interestLouis Armstrong

Jul 6 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Jul 8 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 50
  • Jul 17 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", singer (54th Street Revue), dies at 76
  • Jul 24 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 25 Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 27 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83