April 1962 in Music

Events in Music


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Apr 9 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

Actress Sophia Loren
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Sophia Loren

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Billy Dean [William Harold Dean Jr], American country singer (Young Man, Fire in the Dark), born in Quincy, Florida
  • Apr 3 Mike Ness, American rocker (Social Distortion), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Stan Cullimore, bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • Apr 7 Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
  • Apr 8 Izzy Stradlin, [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
  • Apr 12 Art Alexakis, American musician (Everclear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 15 Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
  • Apr 16 Ian MacKaye, rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • Apr 18 Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
  • Apr 18 Shirlie Holliman, English pop singer (Wham!, Pepsi & Shirlie), born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
  • Apr 26 Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
  • Apr 26 Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer (Rock on), born in San Diego, California

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 10 Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • Apr 20 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 22 Solomon Pimsleur, composer, dies at 61