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Birthdays in Music in April 1936

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Scott LaFaro, American jazz musician, born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • Apr 3 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist, born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2008)
  • Apr 4 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers) (d. 1991)
  • Apr 5 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Manfred Schoof, composer
  • Apr 9 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland
  • Apr 10 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2013)
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, American rocker (Moonglows), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 1999)
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

Person of interestGlen Campbell

Apr 22 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • Apr 23 Roy Orbison, American rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Apr 26 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 April Stevens, rock vocalist (Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Apr 29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • Apr 30 Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)

About April 1936

How Old? 83 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)