On This Day

April 1975 in Music History

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

TV Show Appearance

Apr 28 Ringo Starr appears on "The Smothers Brothers Show", singing Hoyt Axton's "No No Song", and John Lennon is the guest on Tom Snyder's "Tomorrow" program, in what turns out to be his final television interview


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 5 Juicy J [Jordan Houston], American rapper, songwriter, and record producer (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Apr 6 Dannon Phillip Pampolina, rapper and 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, Netherlands
  • Apr 10 Chris Carrabba, American rock singer and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional - "Stolen"; "Vindicated"), born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 13 Lou Bega, German mambo musician (Mambo No. 5), and artist, born in Munich, Germany
  • Apr 14 Avner Dorman, Israeli composer, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Apr 16 Joanna Ławrynowicz, Polish classical pianist, born in Warsaw, Poland [1]
  • 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 drummer (Slipknot, 1995-2013 - "All Hope Is Gone"), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2021)
  • Apr 26 Nerina Pallot, British pop-rock singer-songwriter ("Sophia"; "Everybody's Gone To War"), born in London

Deaths in Music

Josephine Baker

Apr 12 Josephine Baker, American-French song and dance revue artist (Folies-Bergere), actress, and civil rights activist, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 68

  • Apr 21 Jack Westrup, English composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 24 Pete Ham, Welsh rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Badfinger - "Without You"; "No Matter What"; Day After Day"), takes his own life at 27
  • Apr 25 Mike Brant, Israeli singer (b. 1947)