On This Day

July 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 5 "Cracked Rear View" debut album by Hootie & the Blowfish is released
  • Jul 10 "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Jul 16 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances

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Jul 16 "The Three Tenors", Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, perform in Los Angeles, California

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

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Jul 18 "Kiss From a Rose" released by Seal (Grammy Record and Song of the Year)

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter

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Jul 23 Dancer and actor Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • Jul 28 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 16 Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor (Ugly Betty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 31 Lil Uzi Vert [Symere Woods], American rapper (love Is Rage 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 2 "Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)

  • Jul 10 The "Anthrax" heavy-metal guitarist Scott Ian (31) weds Debbie Leavitt (23) in Huntington Beach, California
  • Jul 18 "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 29 Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour marries 2nd wife writer Polly Samson

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), dies of diabetes at 66
  • Jul 8 Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
  • Jul 9 Cornelius Boyson, American blues bassist, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67
  • Jul 11 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), dies at 57
  • Jul 13 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • Jul 14 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • Jul 14 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • Jul 21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • Jul 23 Hans J Salter, Austrian-American film composer (The Wolf Man, Christmas Holiday, This Love Of Ours), dies at 98
  • Jul 25 John M Dengler, American jazz multi-instrumentalist - bass sax/trumpet/trombone (The Intensely Vigorous Jazz Band), dies from cancer at 67
  • Jul 31 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66