On This Day

Musicians Who Died in July 1984

  • Jul 2 Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
  • Jul 4 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter, dies at 34
  • Jul 8 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), dies from cancer at 73
  • Jul 9 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • Jul 11 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • Jul 14 Philippe Wynne, American soul singer ("I'll Be Around"), dies at 43
  • Jul 14 Siegfried Kohler, German composer (Tausend Sterne sind ein Dom), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Billy Williams, American singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • Jul 17 J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Jul 20 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
  • Jul 21 Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
  • Jul 25 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter ("Hound Dog"; "Ball & Chain"; "Stronger Than Dirt"), dies of heart and liver disorders at 57
  • Jul 28 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Fred Waring, American bandleader, conductor, and Waring Blender namesake, dies at 84
  • Jul 31 Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, dies at 103