April 1946 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 5 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
  • Apr 14 "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • Apr 18 "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • Apr 18 Rome, Auerbach and Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • Apr 1 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • Apr 2 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Apr 4 Dave Hill, English rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You), born in Holbeton, Devon
  • Apr 5 Jennifer Penney, Canadian ballerina, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 5 Larry Frederick Wendt, American composer, born in Napa, California
  • Apr 7 Barbara Benary, composer
  • Apr 9 Les Gray, vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In)
  • Apr 10 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Apr 12 RenĂ© Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 13 Al Green, American soul singer (Let's Stay Together), born in Forest City, Arkansas
  • Apr 14 Patrick Fairley, guitarist (Marmalade - "Ob La Di, Ob La Da")
  • Apr 18 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canadian guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
  • Apr 21 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
  • Apr 24 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
  • Apr 25 Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
  • Apr 28 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
  • Apr 13 William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 23 Jesus Castillo, Guatemalan composer, dies at 68