April 1972 in Music

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 & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & 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
  • Apr 18 "Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Apr 19 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Jesse Tobias, American musician
  • Apr 2 Chico Slimani, Moroccoan-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, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
  • Apr 13 Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind)
  • Apr 20 Stephen Marley, Jamaican-American reggae musician, son of Bob Marley, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 21 Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer
  • Apr 25 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • Apr 28 Violent J [Joseph Bruce], American rapper (Insane Clown Posse), born in Detroit, Michigan

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Ferde Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofe, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 3 Ferde Grofe, US 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 A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
  • Apr 27 Phil King, rock (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling