On This Day

April 1968 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 2 Beatles form Python Music Ltd
  • Apr 4 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Apr 6 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing "La, la, la" in London

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Apr 10 Musical "George M!", based on the life of Broadway star George M. Cohan, opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • Apr 17 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Apr 23 "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Apr 25 "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
  • Apr 27 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin NYC after 28 performances
  • Apr 29 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
  • Apr 3 Sebastian Bach [Bierk], Canadian heavy metal singer (Skid Row - "I Remember You"; "Psycho Love"), born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • Apr 5 Paula Cole, American pop singer ("I Don't Want To Wait"), born in Rockport, Massachussetts
  • Apr 6 Vanessa Lann, American composer (Dancing to an Orange Drummer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Ed O'Brien, British musician and songwriter (Radiohead - OK Computer), born in Oxford, England
  • Apr 19 Pascal Kleiman, French DJ, producer and musician, born in Toulouse, France
  • Apr 23 Stan Frazier, American drummer, record producer, and singer- songwriter (Sugar Ray, 1986-2012 - "Every Morning", born in Newport Beach, California
  • Apr 24 Aaron Comess, American drummer (Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 28 Howard Donald, British pop musician (Take That - "Back For Good"), born in Droylsden, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 29 Carnie Wilson, American pop singer (Wilson Phillips - "Hold On"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 15 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, Ukrainian composer & the father of modern Ukrainian music, dies at 73
  • Apr 15 Borys Lyatoshynsky, Ukrainian composer, conductor, and teacher, dies at 73
  • Apr 20 Marion Weeks, American silent film actress, and Ziegfield Follies singer and dancer, dies of stroke at 81
  • Apr 21 Norman Demuth, British composer and musicologist specializing in French works, dies at 69