On This Day

April 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 5 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison
  • Apr 9 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
  • Apr 13 The Beatles record their single "Help"
  • Apr 13 7th Grammy Awards: "The Girl From Ipanema", The Beatles win
  • Apr 23 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" single released by the Four Tops (Billboard Song of the Year 1965)
  • Apr 24 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
  • Apr 26 Charles Ives' 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York, 11 years after the composer's death
  • Apr 27 "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Apr 28 "My Name is Barbra", Barbra Streisand's first television special, premieres on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 28 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers - "People"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 1 Robert Steadman, English composer, born in Chiswick, London
  • Apr 3 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2000)
  • Apr 6 Black Francis [Charles Thompson IV], American singer and songwriter (Pixies; Frank Black), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 15 Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer (4 Non Blondes - "What's Up"; Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 16 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian-American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • Apr 18 Diana Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 18 Sylvia Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 18 Vicky Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 19 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 19 Marion "Suge" Knight, American record producer, and label executive (Death Row Records), born in Compton, California
  • Apr 19 Lilya Zilberstein, Russian concert pianist (Busoni Prize, 1987), born in Moscow, USSR
  • Apr 25 Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 27 Rob Squires, American rock bassist (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) born in Denver, Colorado

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 2 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, dies at 70