On This Day

July 1975 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album "Wish You Were Here" with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

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Jul 6 Dmitri Shostakovich completes Sonate for alto opus 147

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Jul 25 David Bowie releases "Fame"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Sufjan Stevens, American musician (Illinois), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 2 Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
  • Jul 4 Tania Davis, Australian violinist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 5 Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr), born in Faroe Islands
  • Jul 6 50 Cent [Curtis James Jackson III], American rapper and businessman, born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 8 Elias Viljanen, Finnish Guitarist
  • Jul 9 Jack White, American musician (The White Stripes}, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 11 Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Jul 11 Lil' Kim [Kimberly Denise Jones], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 12 Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
  • Jul 14 Taboo, American rapper
  • Jul 16 Jamie Oliver, Welsh keyboardist (No Devotion), born in Pontypridd, Wales
  • Jul 17 Paul Hinojos, American guitarist (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway)
  • Jul 18 M.I.A [Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam], British-Sri Lankan rapper (Paper Planes, Sunshowers), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 Fred Mascherino, American musician (Taking Back Sunday), born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 28 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 30 Tifini Hale, American rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Jul 31 Allan von Schenkel, American musician

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour marries model and artist Virginia Hasenbein

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 17 Beatle member Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox divorce

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 5 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • Jul 7 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • Jul 14 [Arthur] Zutty Singleton, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong's Hot Five), dies at 77
  • Jul 14 Madan Mohan, Hindi Film's Melodious Music director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 18 Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 19 Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (b. 1928)