July 1981 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 17 "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Jul 12 Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
  • Jul 14 Yomi, Japanese vocalist (Nightmare)
  • Jul 19 Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things and The Cooper Temple Clause)
  • Jul 21 Blake Lewis, American musician
  • Jul 21 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England
  • Jul 23 Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41)
  • Jul 31 Ira Losco, Maltese singer (Walk on Water), born in Sliema, Malta
  • Jul 31 Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 5 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 9 Oscar van Hemel, composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 16 Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
  • Jul 19 Louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • Jul 26 Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 27 Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64