On This Day

July 1997 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 6 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances
  • Jul 25 Rocker Rick Danko (The Band) gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
  • Jul 27 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • Jul 27 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 22 Field Cate, American actor (Pushing Daisies), and rock guitarist (Fencer) , born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Jul 24 Andreas Varady, Hungarian-Romani jazz guitarist, born in Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 10 American rock musician Chrissie Hynde (45) marries Columbian artist Lucho Brieva; divorced in 2002

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 5 Mrs. Miller, American singer (A Lover's Missouri), dies at 89
  • Jul 13 Alexandra Danilova, Russian-American ballerina (The Turning Point), dies at 92
  • Jul 29 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and bebop jazz guitarist (Woody Herman's First Herd; George Shearing Quintet; Gil Evans; Tony Bennett), dies of emphysema at 74