July 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Jul 5 Icelandic musician Björk releases her 1st solo album "Debut"

Music Premiere

Jul 12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London

  • Jul 31 The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 2 Saweetie [Diamonté Harper], American rapper (My Type), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Jul 18 Taemin [Lee Tae-min], South Korean pop singer-songwriter, dancer (Shinee - "Sherlock"; "Danger"; Super M), and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 19 Fred Again [Frederick Gibson], English songwriter, musician and Brit Award-winning producer (Ed Sheeran, Eno & Hyde, Actual Life), born in Balham, South London, England
  • Jul 26 Stormzy [Michael Owuo Jr.] English rapper (Shut Up), born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Taylor Momsen, American singer and actress (Gossip Girl), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Weddings in Music

Roger Waters

Jul 28 Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters (49) weds (his third time) Priscilla Phillips; divorce in 2001

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Ray Elliott, Irish rock and jazz saxophonist, flutist, and keyboard player (Them), dies of brain cancer at 54
  • Jul 7 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
  • Jul 15 William S. Harvey, American graphic designer and album cover artist (The Doors; The Stooges; Tim Buckley), dies at 72
  • Jul 19 Szymon Goldberg, Polish-American violinist, and conductor (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra). dies at 84
  • Jul 21 Richard Tee [Ten Ryk], American jazz and session pianist, and arranger (Paul Simon - "Slip' Slidin' Away"; Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes"; Grover Washington, Jr - "Just The Two Of Us"), dies of prostate cancer at 49
  • Jul 30 Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), is fatally shot by police during a narcotics investigation at 53
  • Jul 31 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29