July 2000 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Jul 10 Coldplay release their debut album "Parachutes" (Grammy Award Best Alternative Album 2002)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), dies of kidney disease at 50M
  • Jul 3 Harold Nicholas, American dancer known as one of the world's greatest dancers (Nicholas Brothers), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jul 6 Akira Miyazawa, Japanese jazz saxophonist, dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, dies at 93
  • Jul 6 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 8 Nikola Hercigonja, Croatian composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 12 Merrill Bradshaw, American composer, and music professor (Brigham Young, 1957-94), dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, Belarusian composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • Jul 15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • Jul 20 Mabel Scott, American gospel and R&B vocalist (Boogie Woogie Santa Claus), dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Stanojlo Rajičić, Serbian composer, educator, and musicologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 25 Ruben "Baby" López Furst, Argentine jazz pianist, dies at 63
  • Jul 28 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band - "Boogie Shoes"), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • Jul 30 Max Showalter (sometimes known as Casey Adams), American actor (Kansas; Niagara: Hello Dolly!; 10), pianist and composer, dies of cancer at 83