April 1970 in Music

Events in Music


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Apr 1 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release hoax they are having dual sex change operations

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Apr 8 "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances

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Apr 10 Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Apr 11 Beatles' "Let It Be" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Apr 13 Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 13 5th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Apr 14 "Boy Friend" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • Apr 15 "Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Apr 17 Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released
  • Apr 19 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • Apr 22 "Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Apr 25 "Park" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Apr 26 "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 5 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • Apr 7 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
  • Apr 10 Matt Barlow, American musician
  • Apr 10 Kenny Lattimore, American singer
  • Apr 10 Mike Mushok, American musician
  • Apr 10 Q-Tip, American musician
  • Apr 11 Delroy Pearson, rock vocalist (Five Star-Between the Lines)
  • Apr 12 Nick Hexum, American musician
  • Apr 14 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer
  • Apr 14 Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer
  • Apr 17 Redman, American rapper
  • Apr 18 Greg Eklund, American musician
  • Apr 19 Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz Mexico, spanish singer
  • Apr 21 Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
  • Apr 22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • Apr 23 Dennis Bayne Culp, American singer/songwriter
  • Apr 25 Tionne Watkins, American singer
  • Apr 26 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • Apr 29 China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Hall Johnson, American composer (Hall Johnson Choir), dies at 82