On This Day

April 1958 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 3 "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances
  • Apr 23 Robert Kurka's "The Good Soldier Schweik", with libretto written by Abe Meeropol, premieres at the New York City Opera

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 D. Boon, American musician d. (1985)
  • Apr 4 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • Apr 7 Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures - "Sea of Love")
  • Apr 10 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born Israeli-American concert pianist, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Apr 10 Errollyn Wallen, British contemporary classical composer (Mighty River; Carbon 12), born in Belize, British Honduras
  • Apr 11 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (Big Country - "Wonderland"; "In A Big Country"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Will Sergeant, English rock guitarist (Echo & Bunnymen - Killing Moon), born in Liverpool
  • Apr 13 Randy Piper, American heavy metal rocker (Wasp - "Wildchild"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Apr 15 Matt Reid, American rock keyboardist (Berlin - "Take My Breath Away")
  • Apr 18 Les Pattinson, Britsh rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen - "Heaven Up Here"), born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 21 Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
  • Apr 23 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Apr 24 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
  • Apr 25 Fish [Derek William Dick], Scottish vocalist (Marillion - "Sugar Mice"), born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Apr 29 Simon Edwards, rocker (Fairground Attraction - "Find My Love")

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 7 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, Ukrainian composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 10 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30