April 1964 in Music

Events in Music

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Apr 1 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years

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  • Apr 3 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
  • Apr 4 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Apr 4 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • Apr 11 "Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Apr 17 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Apr 17 "High Spirits" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 375 performances
  • Apr 18 "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Apr 18 "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Apr 19 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma" premieres in West Berlin

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Apr 23 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Robbie Rist, American actor (Oliver-Brady Bunch) and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 5 Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
  • Apr 6 Johnny Dee [DiTeodoro], American heavy metal drummer (Britny Fox-Boys in Heat, King Kobra), born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 8 Biz Markie, rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)
  • Apr 9 Soyo Oka, Japanese musician
  • Apr 10 Reni [Alan John Wren], English pop drummer (Stone Roses-Fools Gold), born in Manchester, England
  • Apr 10 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • Apr 11 Steve Azar, American singer and songwriter, born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • Apr 11 Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist and musician, born in Colorado Springs
  • Apr 12 Amy Ray, American singer and songwriter (Indigo Girls), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Apr 13 Bill D'Angelo, heavy metal rocker
  • Apr 16 Dave Pirner, rocker (Soul Asylum)
  • Apr 17 Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
  • Apr 18 Jim Ellison, American musician (Material issue) (d. 1996)
  • Apr 18 Mark Berry, aka Bez, Dancer in Happy Mondays
  • Apr 23 Gen, [Simon Matthews], English pop drummer (Jesus Jones-Zeroes & Ones)
  • Apr 25 Andy Bell, rocker (Erasure-Oh L'Amour)
  • Apr 28 Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
  • Apr 30 Barrington Levy, Jamaican musician

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Božidar Kunc, Croatian composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 18 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, dies at 49