On This Day

July 1992 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 4 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis stemming from a concert on Jul 2

Rocker and Singer-Songwriter Axl Rose
Rocker and Singer-Songwriter
Axl Rose
  • Jul 19 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • Jul 19 NYC ballet dancer Peter Martins is arrested for beating his wife

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
  • Jul 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 28 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album "What's the 411?", with production by Puff Daddy

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Puff Daddy
  • Jul 29 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 18 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 8 Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist
  • Jul 15 Koharu Kusumi, Japanese pop singer (Morning Musume), born in Ojimaya, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Jul 18 Bishop Briggs, English singer-songwriter (River), born in London, England

Person of interestSelena Gomez

Jul 22 Selena Gomez, American actress (Wizards of Waverly Place; Hotel Transylvania), and singer ("Wolves"; "Lose You To Love Me"), born in Grand Prairie, Texas

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 18 American R&B singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

  • Jul 26 "Kiss" guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist and educator, dies of cancer at 42
  • Jul 2 Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, dies at 41
  • Jul 4 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Joe Newman, American jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies at 69
  • Jul 5 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • Jul 9 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (Australian Ballet; Bolshoi Ballet), dies of AIDS related illness at 45
  • Jul 12 Carla van Neste, Belgian classical violinist (Trio Reine Elisabeth), dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Henk van der Molen, Dutch guitarist, composer, and writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • Jul 22 David Wojuarowicz, American artist (U2 single "One" sleeve), dies of AIDs at 37
  • Jul 25 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 26 Mary Wells, American pop and soul singer ("My Guy"), dies of laryngeal cancer at 49
  • Jul 29 William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
  • Jul 30 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids