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.
  • Jul 11 Britain's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 13 Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 24 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael