April 1948 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

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

Deaths in Music

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