April 1971 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 3 16th Eurovision Song Contest: Severine for Monaco wins singing "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" in Dublin
  • Apr 4 "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances
  • Apr 14 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 15 "70, Girls, 70" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 35 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 20 Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 7 Victor Kraatz, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th), born in Berlin, West Germany

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 11 Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein), born in Schwerin, Germany

Musician Oliver Riedel
Oliver Riedel
  • Apr 13 Valensia, Dutch singer
  • Apr 16 Selena [Quintanilla-PĂ©rez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), born in Lake Jackson, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • Apr 20 Tina Cousins, English singer
  • Apr 24 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer
  • Apr 26 Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)

Deaths in Music

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Apr 6 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
  • Apr 12 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 17 Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Max Drischner, composer, dies at 80