On This Day

July 1976 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after his 12 year absence, at Anaheim Stadium in California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
  • Jul 18 "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Jul 19 British rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • Jul 21 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • Jul 22 "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • Jul 23 Wings release single "Let 'em In"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Aleah [Julia Stanbridge], South African metal musician (Trees of Eternity), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Jul 3 Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 5 Bizarre, American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 8 David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
  • Jul 9 Dan Estrin, American rock guitarist (Hoobastank - "The Reason"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 10 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • Jul 12 Tracie Spencer, American pop and R&B singer ("This House"), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Jul 13 Huw Watkins, British pianist and contemporary classical music composer, born in South Wales
  • Jul 15 Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper

Person of interestLuke Bryan

Jul 17 Luke Bryan, American country singer ("I'll Stay Me"), and television personality (American Idol), born in Leesburg, Georgia

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
  • Jul 20 Andrew Stockdale, Australian rock musician (Wolfmother), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Jul 23 Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent), born in Streetsville, Ontario
  • Jul 28 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach), born in Mariposa, California
  • Jul 31 Joshua Cain, American guitarist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in St. Paul, Minnesota

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 18 American country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin, divorced, later in 1976

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 31 American pop singer Natalie Cole (26) weds songwriter, manager, and Baptist minister Marvin Yancy (29); divorce in 1980

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 13 Max Butting, German composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 24 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Lucie Mannheim, German singer and actress (39 Steps), dies at 77