On This Day

July 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 2 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis
  • Jul 9 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jul 28 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 30 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 2 Burna Boy [Damini Ogulu], Nigerian singer-songwriter (African Giant), born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Jul 5 Jason Dolley, American actor and musician (Cory in the House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 9 Spencer Elden, Baby and model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album
  • Jul 18 Karina Pasian, American-Dominican pop/R&B singer and pianist, born in New York City

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Jul 27 Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 19 Gino Negri, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 20 Earl Robinson, American composer, dies in a car accident at 81
  • Jul 28 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45