July 2010 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Jul 6 "Incubus" singer Brandon Boyd announces the release of his debut solo album, "The Wild Trapeze"

Music History

Jul 23 One Direction is formed during the X Factor show as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson join together

Weddings in Music

Carrie Underwood

Jul 10 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • Jul 16 Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida

Alicia Keys

Jul 31 American R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award-winning American rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 (Jacqueline) "Ilene" Woods, American radio singer and actress (Disney's Cinderella), dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • Jul 5 David Fanshawe, British composer and ethno-musicologist (African Sanctus,; Pacific Odessey), dies of a stroke at 68
  • Jul 6 Harvey Fuqua, American R&B singer-songwriter (The Moonglows - "Sincerely"), producer (Marvin Gaye), and record label executive (Motown), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Jul 10 (Lincoln) "Sugar" Minott, Jamaican reggae singer (The African Brothers), dies at 54
  • Jul 11 Bishop Walter Hawkins, American gospel music singer (Edwin Hawkins Singers; Love Center Choir), dies of pancreatic cancer at 61
  • Jul 12 Paulo Moura, Brazilian jazz and swing clarinetist and saxophonist, dies at 77
  • Jul 13 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
  • Jul 14 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, dies of cancer at 84
  • Jul 14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 17 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Jul 19 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star, 1971-73), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jul 20 Mirjana Lewis (née Vrbanic), Croat-American classical pianist and harpsichord player, dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist, and singer ("Hello My Darling"), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), dies at 65
  • Jul 26 Ben Keith [Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young; Great Speckled Bird), dies at 73
  • Jul 29 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, dies at 83
  • Jul 30 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, dies at 99
  • Jul 30 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83