April 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 30 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Jimmy Cliff [James Chambers], Jamaican Reggae singer, born in St James, Jamaica
  • Apr 1 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Apr 2 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 2012)
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, American pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 4 David "Pick" Withers, English jazz drummer (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 5 Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Northampton, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • Apr 7 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Clear Light), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Apr 12 Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 14 Larry Ferguson, Nassau, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 17 Jan Hammer, composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)
  • Apr 18 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, American keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 27 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 21 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, Argentine composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 24 Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 24 Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65
  • Apr 24 Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer, dies at 84