On This Day

April 1972 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 1 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 9 "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances
  • Apr 14 "That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 15 Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • Apr 16 "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 "Lost in the Stars" based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • Apr 19 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Jesse Tobias, American musician
  • Apr 2 Chico Slimani, Moroccan-British singer (It's Chico Time), born in Bridgend, Wales
  • Apr 4 Jill Scott, American soul singer and songwriter (Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 4 Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Falköping, Sweden
  • Apr 8 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot)
  • Apr 12 Şebnem Ferah, Turkish singer (Volvox), born in Yalova, Turkey
  • Apr 13 Jeroen Thesseling, Dutch pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
  • Apr 13 Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Apr 20 Stephen Marley, Jamaican-American reggae musician, son of Bob Marley, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 21 Severina [Vuckovic], Croatian pop singer and actress (Moja Stikla), born in Split, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer and actress (Apuesta por un Amor), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 25 Sara Baras, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain
  • Apr 28 Violent J [Joseph Bruce], American rapper (Insane Clown Posse), born in Detroit, Michigan

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Ferde Grofé American composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69
  • Apr 12 Henri Potiron, French composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Margaret Bonds, American composer & pianist, dies at 59
  • Apr 27 Phil King, English musician (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling