July 2009 in Music History

Events in Music

She Wolf

Jul 13 "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 4 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • Jul 4 Jim Chapin, American jazz drummer, and author, dies at 89
  • Jul 5 Jack Ellory, British orchestral and session alto and bass flute player (Philharmonia Orchestra; The Beatles - "The Fool on the Hill"), dies at 89
  • Jul 6 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)
  • Jul 11 Valentinas Bagdonas, Lithuanian composer (Symphony of Peace), dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Gordon Waller, Scottish pop singer (Peter & Gordon - "A World Without Love"), dies at 64
  • Jul 20 Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)
  • Jul 23 Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na, 1975-80), dies at 63
  • Jul 27 George Russell, American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and theorist (The Jazz Workshop; Jazz in the Space Age), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • Jul 28 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, dies at 80