On This Day

July 2002 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Jul 30 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 12th studio album "The Rising", his first new record with the E Street Band since 1985 tops the charts in 7 countries

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 20 ABC's World News Tonight co-host Elizabeth Vargas (39) weds singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (43) at the Council on Foreign Relations

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist (Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald), dies in his sleep at 75
  • Jul 2 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Jul 5 Grant Beglarian, Armenian-American composer (Of Fables, Foibles, and Fancies), educator (University of Southern California, 1969-86), and arts administrator,dies at 74
  • Jul 6 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 11 Rosco Gordon, American R&B pianist, singer, and songwriter ("Booted"; "No More Doggin'"), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 14 Carlos Fariñas, Cuban avant-garde composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 21 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, early David Bowie), dies in a car crash at 59
  • Jul 22 Marion Montgomery [Marian Runnells], American-British jazz singer ("Maybe the Morning"), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Jul 28 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, dies at 78