April 1950 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 8 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Apr 24 "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 27 "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Billy Currie, English rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield
  • Apr 3 Curtis Stone, N singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), born in Hollywood, California

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Apr 5 Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA), born in Jönköping, Sweden

  • Apr 5 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • Apr 5 Paul Oscher, American blues musician (Muddy Waters Blues Band), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 10 Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Uncle Jam Wants You)
  • Apr 12 David Cassidy, American singer/actor (Keith-Partridge Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 13 Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
  • Apr 22 Peter Frampton, Kent England, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive)
  • Apr 25 Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)
  • Apr 26 Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
  • Apr 26 Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Adolf Wiklund, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
  • Apr 8 Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • Apr 19 Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 27 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 27 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies