On This Day

April 1975 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 5 "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Apr 6 "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances
  • Apr 6 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 18 John Lennon releases single "Stand by Me"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 John Butler, Australian singer and musician
  • Apr 2 Deedee Magno Hall, Filipino-American rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Apr 6 Dannon Phillip Pampolina, rapper/drummer (Party)
  • Apr 7 John Cooper, American christian rock musician (Skillet), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Apr 8 Anouk [Teeuwe], Dutch singer, born in The Hague
  • Apr 10 Chris Carrabba, American singer and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional), born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 13 Lou Bega, German musician and artist, born in Munich, Germany
  • Apr 14 Avner Dorman, Israeli composer, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Apr 23 Jón Þór Birgisson, Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós)
  • Apr 25 Ruben Gomez, American rocker (Menudo-Cannonball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 26 Joey Jordison, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Apr 26 Nerina Pallot, British singer (Sophia), born in London

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 13 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
  • Apr 21 Jack Westrup, English composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 24 Pete Ham, rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27
  • Apr 25 Mike Brant, Israeli singer (b. 1947)