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July 2001 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jul 17 Craig David releases “Born to Do It” in the United States

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David

Film Premier

Jul 29 "The Princess Diaries", starring Anne Hathaway (in her film debut), featuring Julie Andrews, and directed by Garry Marshall, premieres at El Capitan theater in Hollywood

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway
Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Jul 3 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), dies of renal failure at 64
  • Jul 5 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • Jul 7 Fred Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist ("Everybody's Talkin'"), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • Jul 11 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), dies at 54
  • Jul 18 Mimi Fariña, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Reflections In A Crystal Wind"), dies at 56
  • Jul 19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • Jul 20 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, dies at 77
  • Jul 24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • Jul 27 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies at 49