On This Day

April 1935 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 Béla Bartok's 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • Apr 10 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 François-Bernard Mâche, French composer, born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Apr 5 Peter Grant, English rock band manager, born in South Norwood, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 7 Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
  • Apr 9 Aulis Sallinen, Finnish composer, born in Salmi, Russia
  • Apr 10 Jorge Mester, Mexican conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 11 Father Abraham [Pierre Kartner], Dutch singer (Smurf Song), born in Elst, Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Richard Berry, African-American singer and musician (Louie Louie), born in Extension, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Apr 15 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1994)
  • Apr 16 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 16 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • Apr 18 Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (produced Janis Joplin's final album Pearl), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)

Person of interestDudley Moore

Apr 19 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Apr 22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Apr 23 Bunky Green, American jazz musician, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 29 Otto Zykan, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in Philadelphia. Mississippi (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Emil Młynarski, Polish conductor and composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 24 Paul Klengel, German pianist, violinist, composer and educator, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, dies at 87
  • Apr 29 Leroy Carr, American blues singer-songwriter, dies at 30