Deaths in Music in July 1971

  • Jul 2 Edward Ballantine, composer, dies at 84

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Jul 3 Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Jul 4 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient) dies of leukemia at 29

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Jul 6 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Jul 8 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920)
  • Jul 17 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", singer (54th Street Revue), dies at 76
  • Jul 24 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 25 Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 27 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83