On This Day

July 2020 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 2 Funeral for slain Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa in Ambo amid nationwide unrest at his death that has killed over 80 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Kim Kardashian asks for understanding of her husband Kanye West's struggles with his bipolar disorder on Instagram

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
TV Personality and Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality and Model
Kim Kardashian

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), dies of kidney cancer at 91
  • Jul 2 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • Jul 6 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), dies at 91 [1]
  • Jul 6 Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), dies at 83
  • Jul 6 Joe Porcaro, American jazz and session drummer and percussionist (Lalo Schifrin; Rosemary Clooney; Toto), and educator (Los Angeles College of Music), dies at 90
  • Jul 8 Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33
  • Jul 12 Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), dies at 79 [1]
  • Jul 12 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Jul 16 Jamie Oldaker, American session and touring drummer (Bob Seger; Leon Russell; Eric Clapton; Peter Frampton), dies at 68
  • Jul 17 Zizi Jeanmaire, French dancer, singer and actress (Carmen), dies at 96
  • Jul 21 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, dies from emphysema and heart disease, at 89 [1]
  • Jul 24 Eric Sweeney, Irish contemporary composer (The Green One), dies at 72
  • Jul 25 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac -"Albatross"), dies at 73 [1] [2]
  • Jul 27 Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter ("Where Does It Go"), dies at 56
  • Jul 28 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), dies at 95 [1]