July 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • Jul 3 Riot at building site of Stopera concert hall in Amsterdam causes Ÿ1 million in damages
  • Jul 8 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Jul 11 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Jul 14 Musical film adaptation of "Pink Floyd - The Wall", directed by Alan Parker, starring Bob Geldof, and written by Roger Waters, premieres at the Empire, Leicester Square, in London,

  • Jul 18 "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • Jul 20 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
  • Jul 24 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • Jul 24 Single "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor from "Rocky III" soundtrack starts 6-week run at #1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance)

Little Shop of Horrors

Jul 27 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Cassidy [Barry Adrian Reese], American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 7 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jul 10 Alex Arrowsmith, American pop-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (The Shaky Hands), born in Hood River, Oregan
  • Jul 13 Joost van den Broek, Dutch symphonic metal and progressive rock keyboard player (After Forever), born in The Netherlands
  • Jul 17 Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten - "Whole Again"), born in Liverpool, England

Priyanka Chopra (41 years old)

Jul 18 Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World, 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India

  • Jul 18 Ryan Cabrera, American singer-songwriter ("Take It All Away"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 24 Tord Øverland Knudsen, Norwegian bassist (The Wombats), born in Elverum, Norway
  • Jul 28 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress, born in Reykjavik, Iceland

Weddings in Music

Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne

Jul 4 British former "Black Sabbath" lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds second wife British music manager and concert promoter Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

  • Jul 29 British "Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (21) weds hair stylist and photographer Tracy Wilson in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 John Everett Watts, American composer (Elegy for Chimney),new music promoter (Composers & Choreographers Theater), synthesizer player, and educator (New School, 1969-82), dies at 51
  • Jul 2 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 9 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), dies at 82
  • Jul 10 Maria Jeritza [Marie Jedličková], Czech soprano, known as the Moravian Thunderbolt (Vienna Opera, 1912-34, 1953-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1921-32, 1951); dies at 94
  • Jul 14 George Tremblay, Canadian-American composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 18 Lionel Daunais, French Canadian singer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 28 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • Jul 28 Nick Lucas [Dominic Lucanese], American jazz guitarist and singer ("Tiptoe Through the Tulips"; "Painting the Clouds With Sunshine"), dies of double pneumonia at 84