April 1936 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 11 Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • Apr 26 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Scott LaFaro, American jazz musician, born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • Apr 3 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist, born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2008)
  • Apr 4 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers) (d. 1991)
  • Apr 5 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Manfred Schoof, composer
  • Apr 9 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland
  • Apr 10 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 Hector Quintanar, composer
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

Person of interestGlen Campbell

Apr 22 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • Apr 23 Roy Orbison, American rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Apr 26 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 April Stevens, rock vocalist (Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Apr 29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • Apr 30 Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 11 Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44
  • Apr 13 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • Apr 18 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56
  • Apr 18 Seaborn McDaniel Denson, American composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 24 Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 24 Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51