July 1987 in Music

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

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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

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

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Jul 13 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

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

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • Jul 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • Jul 31 Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 6 Kate Nash, English singer/songwriter
  • Jul 11 Shigeaki Kato, Japanese idol singer (NEWS)
  • Jul 20 Brent Wilson, former bassist for Panic At The Disco
  • Jul 20 Nicola Benedetti, Scottish classical violinist, born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire
  • Jul 29 Sabra Johnson, American dancer

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • Jul 10 John H. Hammond, American music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer and composer (Our Don Bradman), dies at 88
  • Jul 26 Joe Liggins, American pianist and vocalist (The Honeydripper), dies at 71