April 1938 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 3 Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (Detroit Spinners)
  • Apr 5 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
  • Apr 7 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 8 Barton Keith McLean, composer
  • Apr 11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • Apr 13 Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
  • Apr 19 Jonathan Tunick, composer
  • Apr 20 Johnny Tillotson, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Apr 26 Duane Eddy, American guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 29 Klaus Voormann, German rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Berlin, Germany

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 10 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • Apr 18 Richard Runciman Terry, musicologist, dies