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April 1957 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 4 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris

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Apr 9 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Washington, D.C.

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Apr 13 "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Graeme Kelling, Scottish pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), born in Paisley, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • Apr 4 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Imbabah, Giza
  • Apr 4 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star), born in Ōta, Tokyo
  • Apr 7 Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter and producer (Climie Fisher - Love Changes), born in London
  • Apr 9 Ednita Nazario, Puerto Rican singer, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 10 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Seville, Spain
  • Apr 12 Vince Gill, American country singer (When I Call Your Name), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Wayne Lewis, American keyboardist (Atlantic Starr), born in White Plains, New York
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • Apr 19 Belinda Lipscomb, American vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Apr 20 Richenel [Hubertus Richenel Baars], Dutch singer and performer (Turn My Page), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese film score composer, born in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 24 David J, British alternative rock musician, born in Northampton, England
  • Apr 24 Boris Williams, English drummer (The Cure), born in Versailles, France
  • Apr 28 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • Apr 29 Richie C Robertson, rock bassist/vocalist (Fabulous Poodles)
  • Apr 29 Mark Kendall, American guitarist

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
  • Apr 29 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80