On This Day

July 1998 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Chloe Bailey, American R&B singer (Chloe X Halle - "Ungodly Hour"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 1 Pa Salieu, Gambian British rapper (Frontline), born in Slough, England

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu, California

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), dies at 85
  • Jul 12 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician, dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Beryl Bryden, British jazz and blues singer and washboard player, dies at 78
  • Jul 17 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 20 Dieter Nowka, German composer, conductor and musicologist, dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone, dies at 69
  • Jul 25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • Jul 26 (David-Allen) "Chico" Ryan, American rock vocalist (Sha Na Na), dies at 50

Person of interestJerome Robbins

Jul 29 Jerome Robbins [Rabinowitz], American Tony and Academy Award-winning theater and ballet choreographer and director (West Side Story; Peter Pan), dies shortly after suffering a strokeat 79

Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer Jerome Robbins
Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer
Jerome Robbins
  • Jul 31 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 98