On This Day

April 1962 in Music History

Events in Music


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

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Sara Lazarus, American jazz singer (It's All Right With Me), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 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 musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers), born in Haifa, Israel (d. 1988)
  • Apr 15 Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer, born in Bindrakh, Punjab
  • Apr 16 Ian MacKaye, American rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Shirlie Holliman, English pop singer (Wham!, Pepsi & Shirlie), born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
  • Apr 22 Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer, born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • Apr 26 Grahame "Skin" Skinner, Scottish rocker (Hipsway), born in Glasgow
  • 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, Scottish rocker who was the original bassist for the Beatles, dies of a brain hemorrhage at 21
  • Apr 20 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 22 Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, dies at 61