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July 1972 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jul 1 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 524 performances

Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim
  • Jul 1 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 1750 performances
  • Jul 2 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances

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Jul 9 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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Jul 15 "Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man"

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Jul 30 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Alex Machacek, Austrian jazz fusion musician (Featuring Ourselves), born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria
  • Jul 4 William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters; Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 6 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer (Parle-moi), born in Sainte-Félicité, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 6 Mark Gasser, British concert pianist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Jul 10 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • Jul 11 Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
  • Jul 12 Brett Reed, American rock drummer (Rancid, 1991-2006 - "Time Bomb"), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 17 Elizabeth Cook, American country music singer-songwriter (Aftermath), born in Wildwood, Florida
  • Jul 19 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • Jul 20 Vitamin C [Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick], American singer and actress, born in Old Bridge, New Jersey

Weddings in Music

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Jul 24 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Mississippi Fred McDowell, American jazz artist, dies at 68
  • Jul 8 (Cora) "Lovie" Austin, American jazz pianist, and bandleader ("Down Hearted Blues"), dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Robert Weede, American operatic and musical theater baritone, dies at 69
  • Jul 16 Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 16 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 22 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 22 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), dies at 78
  • Jul 24 Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
  • Jul 28 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73