On This Day

July 2014 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jul 28 Linda Ronstadt receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. [1]

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 4 Reef band guitarist Jesse Wood (37) weds TV presenter Fearne Cotton (32) in London
  • Jul 19 Actress and singer Naya Rivera (27) weds actor Ryan Dorsey (31) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Jul 19 Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine (35) weds Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo (25) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jul 6 Kathy Stobart, British jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and teacher, dies of a stroke at 89
  • Jul 11 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • Jul 11 Charlie Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra; Quartet West), dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Lorin Maazel, American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1972-82; Orchestre National de France, 1977-91; NY Philharmonic 2001-09), dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • Jul 17 Elaine Stritch, American stage and screen actress (30 Rock; Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • Jul 24 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jul 25 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian operatic tenor, dies at 90
  • Jul 29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • Jul 30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71