On This Day

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
  • 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

Music concertMusic Concert

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

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
  • 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

Person of interestPost Malone

Jul 4 Post Malone [Austin Richard Post], American singer and songwriter (Stoney), born in Syracuse, New York

Singer-Songwriter Post Malone
Post Malone
  • Jul 23 Hwasa [Ahn Hye-jin], South Korean singer-songwriter (Maria), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • Jul 23 Danna Paola [Rivera], Mexican telenovela, film, and stage actress, and singer (Wicked (en español)), born in Mexico City

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disc jockey (The Midnight Special), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Jul 3 Brad Lee Sexton, American bass guitarist, dies at 47
  • Jul 4 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), dies at 76
  • Jul 6 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher, 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, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Rainer Kunad, German composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 17 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Sydney Lipton, British dance band leader, 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, music promoter/songwriter, dies at 85
  • 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