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July 1983 in Music History

Events in Music


<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 21 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 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 [Park Jeong-su], Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Soul, South Korea
  • Jul 2 Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
  • Jul 3 Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • Jul 4 Ben Jorgensen, American musician, born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Jul 4 Andy Mrotek, American musician (The Academy Is...), born in Milwaukee
  • Jul 7 D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane), born in Anaheim, California
  • Jul 9 Lucia Micarelli, American violinist (Josh Groban) and actress (Treme), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 10 Kim Heechul, Korean Singer
  • Jul 11 Peter Cincotti, American pop/jazz singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • Jul 11 Kelly Poon, Singaporean singer
  • Jul 11 Marie Serneholt, Swedish musician (A*Teens)
  • Jul 21 Eivør [Pálsdóttir], Faroese singer-songwriter, born in Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands
  • Jul 22 Arsenium [Arsenie Todiraș], Moldovan pop singer (O-Zone) Chișinău

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 (one of Les Six), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans"), dies at 86