July 1980 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 2 Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

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Jul 19 David Bowie appears in role of "Elephant Man" in Denver

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 5 Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse)
  • Jul 7 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore)
  • Jul 7 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)

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Jul 10 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • Jul 10 Alejandro Mill├ín, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • Jul 18 Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jul 20 Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • Jul 22 Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
  • Jul 22 Tablo, Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High)
  • Jul 23 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
  • Jul 25 Diam's, French rapper
  • Jul 26 Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
  • Jul 28 Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 5 Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 9 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 11 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • Jul 28 Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
  • Jul 29 Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 30 Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 31 Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)