Deaths in Music in July 1983

  • Jul 4 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, dies from lymphatic cancer at 67
  • Jul 10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • Jul 12 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)