On This Day

July 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

Music concertMusic 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

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 singer, dies at 54
  • Jul 1 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), dies at 69
  • Jul 5 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • Jul 6 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • 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 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 Lawrenece Welk Show), dies at 85
  • Jul 25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 30 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), dies at 81