Deaths in Music in July 1980

  • Jul 5 Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 9 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 11 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • Jul 28 Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
  • Jul 29 Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 30 Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 31 Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)