On This Day

July 2021 in Music History

Weddings in Music

LovePerson of Interest

Jul 3 American pop singer and TV personality Gwen Stefani (51) weds American country singer and TV personality Blake Shelton (45) at Shelton's ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Singer Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton

LovePerson of Interest

Jul 13 British Spice Girl ("Baby") Emma Bunton (45) weds long term partner and British singer-songwriter Jade Jones (42)

Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), dies at 82
  • Jul 2 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), dies at 96
  • Jul 4 Sanford Clark, American country-rockabilly singer and guitarist ("The Fool"; "Son Of A Gun"), dies of Covid-19 while undegoing cancer treatment at 85
  • Jul 8 Sam Reed, American jazz and session saxophonist, and musical director (Uptown Theater (Philadelphia); Teddy Pendergrass), dies at 85
  • Jul 10 Byron Berline, American world champion bluegrass fiddle player, dies of stroke complications at 77 [1]
  • Jul 10 Esther Bejarano, German accordionist, singer (Coincidence; Microphone Mafia), anti-fascism activist, and Holocaust survivor, dies at 96
  • Jul 14 Jeff Labar, American glam rock guitarist (Cinderella, 1985-2014 - "Nobody's Fool"; "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)"), dies at 58
  • Jul 16 Biz Markie [Marcel Hall], American rapper, DJ and record producer ("Just A Friend"), dies at 57 [1]
  • Jul 20 Jerry Granelli, American-Canadian jazz drummer (Vince Guaraldi Trio; Mose Allison), dies at 80
  • Jul 26 Joey Jordison, American drummer (Slipknot, 1995-2013 - "All Hope Is Gone"), dies at 46
  • Jul 27 Saginaw Grant, Native American character actor, hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, musician, and U.S. Marine, dies at 85
  • Jul 27 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), dies of a heart attack at 91
  • Jul 28 Joseph "Dusty" Hill, American rock bassist and songwriter (ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses"; "Legs"), dies at 72 [1]
  • Jul 28 Johnny Ventura [Juan de Dios Ventura] Dominican singer, merengue and salsa bandleader (“Patacon Pisao”), and politician (Mayor of Santiago, 1998-2002), dies of heart failure at 81 [1]
  • Jul 30 Jacob Desvarieux, French zouk singer, and guitarist (Kassav'), dies of Covid-19 at 65
  • Jul 31 Alvin Ing, American stage and screen singer and actor (Flower Drum Song), dies of Covid-19 complications at 89