April 1933 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Seoirse Bodley, Irish composer and professor of music (University College Dublin), born in Dublin
  • Apr 8 Jaroslav Smolka, Czech composer
  • Apr 10 Philip Corner, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), born in Asakusa, Tokyo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Apr 13 Shani Wallis, Irish singer/actress (Oliver)
  • Apr 14 Morton Subotnick, US composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, US country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
  • Apr 16 Perry Botkin Jr, US orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (Cry to Me), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • Apr 25 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Apr 28 Karl Heinz Wahren, composer
  • Apr 28 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer
  • Apr 29 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, born in Slavonski Brod, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • Apr 29 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

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Apr 29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
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Willie Nelson

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 9 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer, dies at 55