On This Day

April 3, 1942 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Music

  • Billy Joe Royal, country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Herb “Herbie” Greene, American photographer best known for his portraits for rock and roll luminaries (The Grateful Dead), born in Indio, California
  • Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast), born in Norfolk, Virginia

Deaths in Music

  • Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, dies at 63
  • Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76