April 1944 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 2 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in NY

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Barry Pritchard, English rock guitarist (Fortunes), born in Birmingham (d. 1999)
  • Apr 3 Tony Orlando, American singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Nicholas Caldwell, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Felicity Palmer, British mezzo-soprano
  • Apr 7 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • Apr 10 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • Apr 12 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, born in Kroměříž, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 1994)
  • Apr 13 Jack Casady, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 15 Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer and guitarist (Rockpile - Girls Talk), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Apr 16 Dennis Russell Davies, composer
  • Apr 17 John Lill, professor/pianist
  • Apr 18 Rudy Shackelford, composer
  • Apr 19 Bernie Worrell, US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 22 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key rold in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 [Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun], US singer (Rock the Boat)
  • Apr 24 Tony Visconti, US music producer (David Bowie's Space Oddity), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 27 Cuba Gooding, US singer (Everybody Plays the Fool)
  • Apr 27 Herb Pedersen, Berkley Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 2 Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 4 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, dies at 82
  • Apr 5 Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
  • Apr 9 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, dies at 59
  • Apr 13 Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 18 Cécile Chamindale, composer, dies
  • Apr 22 Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, dies at 68