April 1963 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 5 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
  • Apr 12 Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK

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Apr 14 George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Apr 15 "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Apr 19 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • Apr 20 "Sophie" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances

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Apr 21 Beatles meet The Rolling Stones for the 1st time

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • Apr 23 Jerry Bock and S. Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • Apr 3 Tsuyoshi Sekito, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Apr 4 David Gavurin, English pop guitarist and composer (Sundays, Blind)
  • Apr 4 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), born in Birmingham (d. 1992)
  • Apr 8 Julian Lennon, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John, born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 10 Warren DeMartini, American heavy metal musician (Ratt), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 16 Jimmy Osmond, singer (Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Apr 20 Brett Edward Garsed, Australian heavy metal artist (Nelson), born in Victoria, Australia
  • Apr 20 Kal Swan, Scottish heavy metal rocker (Bad Moon Rising), born in Raleigh, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 24 Billy Gould, American rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 24 Joey Vera, American heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 24 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2010)
  • Apr 24 Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian punk rock musician, born in Tallinn, Estonia

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Julius Harrison, composer, dies at 78