April 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 30 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer
  • Apr 1 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Apr 2 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, Bronxville NY, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969)
  • Apr 4 Berry Oakley, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • Apr 12 Sandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
  • Apr 13 Peter [Piet] Swevel, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), (d. 1990)
  • Apr 14 Larry Ferguson, Nassau, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 14 Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 17 Jan Hammer, composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)
  • Apr 18 Catherine Malfitano, soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 27 Katie Pierson, NJ, vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 21 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 24 Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 24 Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65