April 1951 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 18 "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • Apr 19 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Steve Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • Apr 5 Everett Morton, dummer and percussionist (English Beat)
  • Apr 6 Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
  • Apr 7 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • Apr 8 Mel Schacher, American bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Owosso, Michigan
  • Apr 11 Robbie House, American rocker (Snuff)
  • Apr 11 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), born in United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • Apr 12 Jakson Spires, American rock drummer (Blackfoot), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Apr 13 Max Weinberg, US rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show), born in Newark, NJ
  • Apr 13 Peabo Bryson, R&B vocalist (I'm So into You), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Apr 14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician
  • Apr 14 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
  • Apr 16 John Bentley, English bass guitarist (Fabulous Poodles), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Apr 16 Bj√∂rgvin Halld√≥rsson, Icelandic singer
  • Apr 16 Mordechai Ben David, Jewish singer
  • Apr 20 Luther Vandross, American rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 21 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Apr 21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • Apr 22 Paul Carrack, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 27 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American heavy metal guitarist (Kiss; Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 3 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 2 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • Apr 6 Halfdan Cleve, Norwegian composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 12 Harold Vincent Milligan, American musician and composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 25 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
  • Apr 26 John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75