July 1977 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 4 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • Jul 8 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)
  • Jul 10 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist
  • Jul 1 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch musician
  • Jul 4 Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
  • Jul 5 Royce Da 5'9", American rapper
  • Jul 9 Isaac Brock, American musician
  • Jul 15 Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
  • Jul 15 Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
  • Jul 17 Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
  • Jul 18 M.I.A7-17 [Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam], British rapper (Paper Planes, Boyz), born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
  • Jul 30 Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Hugh Le Caine, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Oedoen Partos, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 10 Norman Paris, orchestra leader (For Your Pleasure), dies at 41
  • Jul 12 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 20 Gary Kellgren, American music producer (b. 1939)
  • Jul 23 RenĂ© de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
  • Jul 26 Gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
  • Jul 26 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 26 Karac Plant, son of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, dies of respiratory failure at 6