On This Day

July 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • Jul 3 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
  • 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
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jul 7 Cassidy [Barry Adrian Reese], American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 10 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • 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, United Kingdom

Person of interestPriyanka Chopra

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

Actress and Model Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Model
Priyanka Chopra
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Jul 29 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 John Everett Watts, American composer, 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 [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
  • 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