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July 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 Live 8 concert at Hyde Park, London, England; performers include Paul McCartney, U2, Coldplay, Elton John, Sting, Madonna, The Who, Pink Floyd, and R.E.M.

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 Live 8 concert in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; performers include Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi, The Black-Eyed Peas, Keith Urban, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, and Linkin Park

Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban
Rock Guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock Guitarist
Richie Sambora

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 Live 8 concert at Park Place in Barrie, Ontario, Canada; performers include Neil Young, Bryan Adams; The Tragically Hip; Motley Crue; Gordon Lightfoot; Deep Purple, and Bruce Cockburn

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 Live 8 concert at the Victory Column in Tiergarten Park, Berlin, Germany; performers include Green Day; a-ha; Brian Wilson, Roxy Music, Audioslave, and Herbert Grönemeyer

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 Live 8 concert at Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France; performers include Andrea Bocelli, Dido, Sahakira, Youssou N'Dour, The Cure, and Zucchero

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
Singer Dido
Singer
Dido
Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 Live 8 concert at Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy; performers include Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, and Zucchero

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • Jul 2 Live 8 concert In Mercy Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg, South Africa; performers include Lucky Dube, Mahotella Queens, Orchestra Baobob, Zola, and Vusi Mahlasela

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 2 Live 8 concert at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan; performers include Björk, Good Charlotte, Dreams Come True, Do As Infinity, and McFly

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk

Music concertLive 8 Concert

Jul 6 Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland; performers include Wet Wet Wet, Annie Lennox, James Brown, the Corrs, and The Proclaimers

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 21 Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Jul 1 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops - "I Can't Help Myself"), and songwriter ("What's Going On"), dies from lung cancer at 69
  • Jul 5 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • Jul 6 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 7 Al Downing, American rockabilly piano player and singer (Big Al & The Chartbusters), dies at 65 [1]
  • Jul 11 Frances Langford, American singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time), dies at 92
  • Jul 14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80
  • Jul 16 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American "sweet music" orchestra leader ("Cruising Down The River"), dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music, dies at 78
  • Jul 21 Long John Baldry, British blues musician ("Don't Try to Lay No Boogie"), dies at 64
  • Jul 22 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • Jul 23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • Jul 23 Myron Floren, American accordionist (The Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 85
  • Jul 25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist, dies at 76
  • Jul 29 Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), dies at 99
  • Jul 30 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Les Braid, British bassist (Swinging Blue Jeans - "Hippie-Hippie Shake), dies of lung cancer at 67