July 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 4 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • Jul 10 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances

Music History

Jul 30 "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch singer and actress, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist (Flow), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 4 Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry), born in Grangärde, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Royce Da 5'9" [Ryan Daniel Montgomery], American rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 9 Isaac Brock, American musician and songwriter (Modest Mouse), born in Helena, Montana
  • Jul 15 Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
  • Jul 15 Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
  • Jul 17 Lehmber Hussainpuri, Indian singer, born in Kapurthala, India
  • Jul 26 Rebecca St. James, Australian Christian pop rock singer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 29 Danger Mouse [Brian Burton], American alternative rock and electronic hip-hop musician, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning record producer (The Grey Album; Gnarls Barkley; Black Keys), born in White Plains, New York
  • Jul 30 Finneas [O'Connell], American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer (Billie Eilish), born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 (Robert) "Baby Boy" Warren, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Jul 3 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Oedoen Partos, Hungarian-Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1938-56), composer, and teacher dies at 69
  • Jul 10 Norman Paris, American orchestra leader (For Your Pleasure), and composer (" Big Blue Marble", "I've Got A Secret"), dies of stroke complications at 51
  • Jul 12 Frantisek Suchy, Czech oboist and composer (Moravian Wind Quintet), dies at 75
  • Jul 20 Gary Kellgren, American music producer who co-founded The Record Plant studios, drowns in a swimming pool, along with his girlfriend, at 38
  • Jul 23 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
  • Jul 26 Gena Branscombe, Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 95
  • Jul 26 Hans-Otto Borgmann, German film score composer under the Third Reich, dies at 75
  • Jul 26 Karac Plant, son of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, dies of respiratory failure at 6