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July 2012 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band perform their longest show ever, at Olympiastadion in Helsinki, Finland - clocking in at 4 hours and 6 minutes

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 16 British actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces American pop star Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Jul 20 "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey (38) divorces musician Peter Loughran due to irreconcilable differences

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • Jul 3 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Jul 4 Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Jon Lord, English keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • Jul 16 Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer ("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"), dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • Jul 16 Bob Babbitt [Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), dies of brain cancer at 74
  • Jul 17 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, dies at 86
  • Jul 22 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Jul 23 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), dies at 75
  • Jul 27 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
  • Jul 31 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), dies at 86