On This Day

July 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

Film Release

Jul 2 Film "Boyz n the Hood" directed by John Singleton, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube is released

  • 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 Single

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


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 18 Karina Pasian, American-Dominican pop and R&B singer, and pianist, born in New York City

Weddings in Music

Mary Travers

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

  • Jul 27 American rocker Jani Lane (27), (Warrant - "Cherry Pie") marries American model Bobbie Brown (23); (divorced 1993)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Irina Nijinska, Russian American 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 11 Roger Christian, American radio personality and lyricist ("Don’t Worry Baby"; "Little Deuce Coupe"; "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"), dies from kidney and liver failure at 57
  • 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