April 1967 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 8 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • Apr 9 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • Apr 11 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 15 "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances
  • Apr 16 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • Apr 19 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • Apr 26 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 29 "Respect" single released by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

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Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Phil Demmel, American musician
  • Apr 2 Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth), born in West Covina, California
  • Apr 7 Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
  • Apr 12 Mellow Man Ace, Cuban-American rapper and actor (Only the Strong), born in Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Apr 12 Sarah Cracknell, English singer-songwriter (Saint Etienne), born in Chelmsford, England
  • Apr 13 Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singer
  • Apr 14 Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
  • Apr 17 Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter
  • Apr 17 Matthew "Mat" Chamberlain, American musician, songwriter and session player, born in San Pedro, California
  • Apr 18 Jayce Fincher Jr, heavy metal bassist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • Apr 19 Dorothy "Dar" Williams, American singer-songwriter described as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters."(You're Aging Well), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Apr 20 Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater), born in Long Beach, New York
  • Apr 23 Brent Muscat, American hard rock musician (Faster Pussycat- Wake Me When It's Over), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 27 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apr 29 Master P, American rapper
  • Apr 30 John Robert "J. R." Richards, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and TV and film composer. (Dishwalla), born in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • Apr 4 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), dies at 65
  • Apr 17 Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
  • Apr 29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 38