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April 1969 in Music History

Events in Music


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 14 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Actress
Katharine Hepburn
Actor Cliff Robertson
Actor
Cliff Robertson
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 17 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Apr 26 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
  • Apr 26 "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 28 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Apr 29 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 11 Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer and songwriter (Catatonia), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Apr 11 Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer, born in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
  • Apr 14 Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • Apr 22 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • Apr 27 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • Apr 27 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London
  • Apr 30 Joey Restivo, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 30 Warren Defever, American musician (His Name Is Alive), born in Livonia, Michigan

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 8 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 11 Ludvig Irgens-Jensen, Norwegian composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 20 William "Benny" Benjamin, American session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), dies of a stroke at 43
  • Apr 23 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), dies of head injuries as the result of a fall at 37
  • Apr 28 Johannes Röntgen, Dutch composer, dies at 70