July 2016 in Music

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 6 NFL quarterback Russell Wilson (27) weds singer-songwriter Ciara (30) at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England
  • Jul 9 Fashion designer Christian Siriano (29) weds singer-songwriter Brad Walsh in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Jul 31 Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 15 Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin divorce after 12 years of marriage

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), dies at 83
  • Jul 12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), dies at 77
  • Jul 20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • Jul 24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87
  • Jul 30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91