On This Day

Musicians Who Died in July 2020

  • Jul 1 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), dies of kidney cancer at 91
  • Jul 2 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • Jul 6 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), dies at 91 [1]
  • Jul 6 Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), dies at 83
  • Jul 6 Joe Porcaro, American jazz and session drummer and percussionist (Lalo Schifrin; Rosemary Clooney; Toto), and educator (Los Angeles College of Music), dies at 90
  • Jul 8 Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33
  • Jul 12 Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), dies at 79 [1]
  • Jul 12 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Jul 16 Jamie Oldaker, American session and touring drummer (Bob Seger; Leon Russell; Eric Clapton; Peter Frampton), dies at 68
  • Jul 17 Zizi Jeanmaire, French dancer, singer and actress (Carmen), dies at 96
  • Jul 21 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, dies from emphysema and heart disease, at 89 [1]
  • Jul 24 Eric Sweeney, Irish contemporary composer (The Green One), dies at 72
  • Jul 25 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac -"Albatross"), dies at 73 [1] [2]
  • Jul 27 Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter ("Where Does It Go"), dies at 56
  • Jul 28 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), dies at 95 [1]