July 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Album Release

Jul 19 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"


Weddings in Music

Avril Lavigne

Jul 1 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

Tina Turner

Jul 4 American singer Tina Turner (73) weds German music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

  • Jul 8 American model Amber Rose (29) weds American rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; divorce in 2016

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Andrea Veneracion, Filipina singer, choral conductor (Philippine Madrigal Singers), composer, arranger, and educator, dies from stroke complications at 84

Cory MonteithCory Monteith (1982-2013)

Jul 13 Canadian actor and singer (Glee; Monte Carlo), dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

  • Jul 13 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 24 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music (Paper Airplane), dies of an apparent suicide at 56
  • Jul 26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist and songwriter ("After Midnight": "Call Me The Breeze"; "Cocaine"), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88