Deaths in Music in July 1981

  • Jul 5 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 9 Oscar van Hemel, composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 16 Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
  • Jul 19 Louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • Jul 26 Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 27 Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64