On This Day

Events in Music in July 1984

  • Jul 1 "Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • Jul 10 Prolific studio drummer Jim Gordon convicted of murdering his mother and sentenced 16 years to life in prison. Diagnosed with schizophrenia after the killing, he is serving time in a medical / psychiatric prison, and has been denied parole 10 times as of 2018. [1]
  • Jul 11 Britain's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 13 Eddie Van Halen makes a guest appearance, performing "Beat It", in a Jacksons concert, in Dallas, Texas

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 15 John Lennon's single "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

CameraFamous Photo

Jul 20 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America due to publication of nude photos of her

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 24 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (credited in US to Wham!) (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael