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July 2015 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 Robbie Williams announces he is returning to boy band Take That

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 American actress and singer Vanessa Williams (52) weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Music legend Billy Joel (66) weds equestrian Alexis Roderick (33) in Long Island

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • Jul 11 Professional dancer Kevin Clifton (33) weds fellow dancer Karen Hauer (33) at One Great George Street in Westminster
  • Jul 11 Singer Peter Andre (42) weds Emily MacDonagh at Mamhead House in Exeter

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 20 County singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years of marriage

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88
  • Jul 2 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician and composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 8 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter ("Runaround Sue"; "The Wanderer"), dies at 76
  • Jul 10 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, dies at 88
  • Jul 15 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), dies at 97
  • Jul 15 Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, dies at 80
  • Jul 19 Van Alexander, American composer and band leader ("A-Tisket, A-Tasket"), dies at 100
  • Jul 21 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), dies at 84
  • Jul 21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, dies at 91
  • Jul 21 Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), dies at 79
  • Jul 30 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67