July 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
  • Jul 11 Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks

Music History

Jul 13 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Music Single

Jul 13 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"

  • Jul 14 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Music History

Jul 15 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

  • Jul 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

Album Release

Jul 21 Guns & Roses debut album "Appetite for Destruction" is released, and becomes the best-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold

Agreement of Interest

Jul 29 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and Jerry Garcia agree on new flavor: Cherry Garcia - cherry ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 6 Kate Nash, English singer songwriter and actress, born in London, England
  • Jul 11 Shigeaki Kato, Japanese J-pop singer, guitarist and songwriter (NEWS), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Jul 14 Dan Reynolds, American singer and songwriter (Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 17 Jeremih [Jeremy Felton], American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer ("Birthday Sex"; "Don't Tell 'Em"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 20 Brent Wilson, American rock bassist (Panic! At The Disco, 2004-06), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 20 Nicola Benedetti, Scottish classical violinist, born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire
  • Jul 29 Sabra Johnson, American dancer (So You Think You Can Dance), teacher, and choreographer, born in The Netherlands

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • Jul 7 Tibor Frešo, Slovak composer (Fanfares of Peace; A Beetle was Born), and conductor (Slovak National Theatre Opera), dies at 68
  • Jul 10 John H. Hammond, American music producer, talent scout, promoter, and activist, "discovered" Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer and composer (Our Don Bradman), dies at 88
  • Jul 17 Howard McGhee, American be-bop bebop jazz trumpeter, dies at 69
  • Jul 24 Dick Wellstood, American jazz pianist, dies at 59
  • Jul 25 Alex Sadkin, American audio engineer, and record producer (Grace Jones; Thompson Twins), dies in a car crash in The Bahamas at 38
  • Jul 26 Joe Liggins {Theodro Elliott], American jazz, R&B, and jump blues pianist, songwriter, and vocalist ("The Honeydripper"; "Pink Champagne'), dies after a stroke at 71