July 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst theater, NYC, after 906 performances
  • Jul 2 "The Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances

Music Concert

Jul 2 Ringo Starr's third All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Randy Bachman, Mark Farner, Billy Preston, Felix Cavaliere, John Entwistle, Zak Starkey, and Mark Rivera

Music Concert

Jul 9 Jerry Garcia's unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Theater Premiere

Jul 9 Revival of P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár' s comic play "The Play's The Thing" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances

Album Release

Jul 11 Shaggy releases his third studio album "Bombastic" (Grammy Award Best Reggae Album)

  • Jul 16 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Jul 16 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances
  • Jul 23 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances

Birthdays in Music

Post MalonePost Malone (27 years old)

Jul 4 American singer and songwriter (Stoney), born in Syracuse, New York

  • Jul 16 CKay [Chukwuka Ekweani], Nigerian singer-songwriter (Love Nwantiti), born in Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Jul 19 Mali Obomsawin, Abenaki-American jazz and folk bassist and singer-songwriter (Sweet Tooth), born in Stratford, New Hampshire
  • Jul 22 Marília Mendonça, Brazilian Sertaneja singer-songwriter, born in Cristianópolis, Brazil (d. 2021)
  • Jul 23 Hwasa [Ahn Hye-jin], South Korean singer-songwriter (Maria), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • Jul 28 Anna Lapwood, British classical organist, music director (Pembroke College, Cambridge), and radio presenter (BBC), born in England

Weddings in Music

Mick Fleetwood

Jul 26 British drummer Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel; divorce in 2015

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Brad Lee Sexton, American blues-rock bassist (Little Charlie & the Nightcats. 1990-93), dies at 47
  • Jul 4 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress (Green Acres'"Lisa";, Gigi), comedian, singer and socialite, dies at 76
  • Jul 6 Ivor Keys, British organist, musicologist, and academic (University of Nottingham; University of Birmingham), dies at 76
  • Jul 8 Günter Bialas, German composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 12 Alan David Marks, American concert pianist, dies of cancer at 49
  • Jul 12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • Jul 12 Ernie Furtado, American jazz double-bassist, dies at 72
  • Jul 15 Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 Charles Bruck, Hungarian-French-American conductor (Dutch Opera, 1950-54; Strasbourg Philharmonic, 1955–65), and Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF, 1965–70), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jul 16 Travis Kemp, British ballet dancer and teacher, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Rainer Kunad, German composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 19 Sydney Lipton, British dance band bandleader, dies at 89
  • Jul 20 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, Czech-Russian lyric soprano, dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Edwin "Russell" House, saxophonist, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Dave Clark, American blues music promoter, and songwriter ("Why I Sing The Blues"), dies at 86
  • Jul 22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • Jul 23 Floyd McDaniel, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), dies at 61
  • Jul 25 Charlie Rich, American country singer ("Behind Closed Doors"; "The Most Beautiful Girl"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 62
  • Jul 25 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 26 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), dies of leukemia at 77
  • Jul 27 Doris Mae Akers, American gospel singer-songwriter (Sky Pilot Choir - "Sweet, Sweet Spirit"), dies at 72
  • Jul 27 Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American classical and film music composer (Spellbound; A Double Life; Ben-Hur), dies at 88
  • Jul 30 Biggie Tembo [Rodwell Marasha], Zimbabwean musician (Bhundu Boys), takes his own life at 36