On This Day

July 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • Jul 14 Jessye Norman sings French national anthem, La Marseillaise at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, to celebrate 200th anniversary of the French Revolution

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 17 Paul McCartney releases single "This One", form hos album "Flowers In The Dirt"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 28 Gloria Estefan releases her debut solo album "Cuts Both Ways"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 5 Joseph King, American musician (Canvas)
  • Jul 10 Sameer Gadhia, American musician (Young the Giant)
  • Jul 13 Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
  • Jul 13 Leon Bridges, American soul singer-songwriter (Coming Home), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), dies at 80
  • Jul 5 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish classical and film score composer (Rapsodia portuguesa; is Don Quixote de la Mancha), and conductor, dies at 84
  • Jul 14 Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer dies at 89
  • Jul 16 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1955-89), dies of a heart attack at 81