July 1983 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 24 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 25 Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All is released on Megaforce Records

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Marit Larsen, Norwegian musician (M2M)
  • Jul 1 Leeteuk, Korean singer
  • Jul 2 Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
  • Jul 3 Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • Jul 4 Ben Jorgensen, American musician
  • Jul 4 Andy Mrotek, American musician
  • Jul 7 D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • Jul 9 Lucia Micarelli, American musician
  • Jul 10 Kim Heechul, Korean Singer
  • Jul 11 Peter Cincotti, American singer songwriter
  • Jul 11 Kelly Poon, Singaporean singer
  • Jul 11 Marie Serneholt, Swedish musician (A*Teens)
  • Jul 21 Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer
  • Jul 22 Arsenium, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 4 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, dies from lymphatic cancer at 67
  • Jul 10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • Jul 12 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist, dies at 86