On This Day

Musicians Who Died in July 1981

  • Jul 1 Rushton Moreve, American bass player (b. 1948)
  • Jul 5 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 9 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 13 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Kirby Stone Four - Baubles Bangles & Beads), dies at 63
  • Jul 16 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter (Taxi; Cat's in the Cradle), dies in car crash at 38
  • Jul 19 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • Jul 19 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), dies at 82
  • Jul 26 Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 27 Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64