On This Day

April 1973 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Apr 1 John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence

  • Apr 7 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg

Music Recording

Apr 19 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

  • Apr 26 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London

Album Release

Apr 30 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" album, including the hit single "My Love"


Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Kelly Price, American R&B and gospel vocalist ("Friend of Mine"), born in Queens, New York

Pharrell Williams

Apr 5 Pharrell Williams, American singer, songwriter ("Happy"), music producer (The Neptunes), and film producer (Hidden Figures), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Apr 6 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Apr 10 Aidan Moffat, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (Arab Strap), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • Apr 14 David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Apr 16 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Nantan, Kyoto, Japan
  • Apr 16 Akon [Thiam], Senegalese American singer-songwriter and producer ("Trouble"; "Lonely"; "Smack That"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 25 Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Apr 29 Mike Hogan, Irish rock bassist (The Cranberries - "Zombie", "Linger"), born in, County Limerick, Ireland

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Gus Aiken, American jazz and blues trumpeter (Jenkins Orphanage Band), dies at 70
  • Apr 2 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 16 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, dies at 43
  • Apr 20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (co-author of The Threepenny Opera), dies at 75
  • Apr 29 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, dies at 82