April 1954 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 3 "Me & Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 5 Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's All Right"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Apr 8 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances

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Apr 12 Bill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around Clock"

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • Apr 20 "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • Apr 30 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano and orchestra premieres in Haifa

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Jeff Porcaro, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 1 Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician, born in Nakagawa, Adachi, Tokyo
  • Apr 3 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer, born in Milan
  • Apr 4 Michel Camilo, Dominican pianist (Rendezvous), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Apr 5 Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter (Wall Of Voodoo), born in Bartsow, California
  • Apr 10 Lenny Pickett, American saxophonist and musical director (Saturday Night Live band, Tower of Power), born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Apr 12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 13 Jimmy Destri, rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture)
  • Apr 13 Niels Olsen, Danish singer
  • Apr 15 Emmanuel, spanish singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 17 Michael Sembello, American Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer (Maniac, Flashdance), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 17 Michael Sembello, American Grammy-award winning singer songwriter, composer and producer (Maniac, Flashdance), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 18 Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Apr 21 Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
  • Apr 24 Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • Apr 24 Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • Apr 25 Rob Crosby, Sumter SC, country singer (She's a Natural)
  • Apr 29 Deborah Iyall, rocker (Romeo Void)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 9 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 15 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer, dies at 54