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 13 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
  • Jul 21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • Jul 25 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
  • Jul 29 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY

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 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 Aladar Zoltan, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 10 Michel Gusikoff, 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, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70