On This Day

Musicians Born in April 1948

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Jimmy Cliff [James Chambers], Jamaican Reggae singer, born in St James, Jamaica
  • Apr 1 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Apr 2 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 2012)
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, American pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 4 David "Pick" Withers, English jazz drummer (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 5 Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Northampton, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • Apr 7 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Clear Light), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Apr 12 Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 14 Larry Ferguson, Nassau, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Apr 17 Jan Hammer, Czech-American composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 18 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, American keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 27 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan

About April 1948

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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