July 1978 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances
  • Jul 9 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances
  • Jul 21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image

Musician John Lydon
Musician
John Lydon
  • Jul 28 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 4 Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak, 10 Reasons to Live), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jul 7 Misia [Misaki Itō], Japanese singer (Mother Father Brother Sister), born in Omura, Japan
  • Jul 9 Mark Medlock, German singer
  • Jul 10 Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New)
  • Jul 12 Mélanie De Biasio, Belgian jazz singer (A Stomach Is Burning), born in Charleroi, Belgium
  • Jul 17 Émilie Simon, French singer
  • Jul 18 Verónica Romeo, Spanish singer
  • Jul 21 Damian Marley, Jamaican musician
  • Jul 23 Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
  • Jul 28 Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • Jul 31 Will Champion, English musician (drummer for Coldplay), born in Southampton, England
  • Jul 31 Zac Brown, American musician (Zac Brown Band), born in Dahlonega, Georgia

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 9 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), dies at 49
  • Jul 10 Michel Gusikoff, American violinist and composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 13 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 27 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 31 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70