On This Day

July 1974 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 17 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues

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Jul 17 John Lennon is (again) ordered to leave US in 60 days, due to a 1968 marijuana charge in the UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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Jul 19 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 2 Rocky Gray, American musician
  • Jul 8 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • Jul 9 Nikola Šarčević, Swedish rock bassist and singer (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Jul 12 Sharon den Adel, Dutch symphonic metal singer-songwriter (Within Temptation - "Stand My Ground"), and fashion desiner, born in Waddinxveen, Netherlands
  • Jul 13 Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 15 Chot Ulep, Filipino musician, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Jul 17 Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Jul 22 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer ("Meet Me at the Movies"), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • Jul 25 Paul Epworth, British Grammy and Academy Award-winning record producer, musician, and songwriter (Adele, Florence and the Machine, and Rihanna), born, Bishop's Stortford, England
  • Jul 26 Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
  • Jul 27 Pete Yorn, American musician (Musicforthemorningafter), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer Barry White
Barry White
  • Jul 16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 6 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 8 Morris "Moose" Charlap, American Broadway composer (Peter Pan; Kelly), dies at 45
  • Jul 27 Lightnin' Slim [Otis Hicks], American Louisiana blues electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter ("Nothing But The Devil"; "Bad Luck And Trouble"), dies of stomach cancer at 61
  • Jul 29 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas - "California Dreaming"), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • Jul 30 Lev Knipper, Soviet composer, dies at 75