April 1915 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Art Lund, Salt Lake City Utah, singer (Ken Murray Show)

Person of interestBillie Holiday

Apr 7 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • Apr 12 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • Apr 15 Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
  • Apr 19 Dorian Le Gallienne, composer
  • Apr 21 Andor Kovach, composer
  • Apr 26 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, born in Memphis, Tenneessee (d. 1992)
  • Apr 29 Donald Mills, singer (Mills Brothers)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Johann Joseph Abert, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 25 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) and pianist, dies at 43