April 1928 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 2 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • Apr 3 Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 4 Monty Norman, composer/writer
  • Apr 5 David Farquhar Andress, composer
  • Apr 5 Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
  • Apr 6 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • Apr 8 Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
  • Apr 8 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • Apr 9 Tom Lehrer, American musician, satirist and mathematician (That Was The Week That Was), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 18 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • Apr 19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 24 Gustav Krivinka, composer
  • Apr 29 Big Jay McNeely, R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Carl Gardner, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin), born in Tyler, Texas

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 13 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 18 Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 24 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, dies at 72