July 1988 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 8 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 13 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Kaci Brown, American singer
  • Jul 12 Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
  • Jul 20 Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer
  • Jul 28 Ayla Brown, American singer (Let Love In), born in Wrentham, Massachusetts

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
  • Jul 1 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer, dies at 68
  • Jul 18 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • Jul 22 Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • Jul 29 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55