April 1977 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 6 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
  • Apr 17 "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
  • Apr 18 "Side by Side" by Stephen Sondheim opens at Music Box NYC for 390 performances
  • Apr 21 C Strouse & M Charnins musical "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
  • Apr 30 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist (Killswitch Engage), born in Westhampton, Massachusetts

Person of interestGerard Way

Apr 9 Gerard Way, American singer-songwriter (My Chemical Romance), born in Summit, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Gerard Way
Gerard Way
  • Apr 17 Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon)
  • Apr 21 Doseone, American rapper
  • Apr 22 Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
  • Apr 23 John Cena, American professional wrestler, rapper and actor (The Marine), born in West Newbury, Massachusetts
  • Apr 25 Paavo Siljamäki, Finnish musician
  • Apr 25 Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer
  • Apr 25 Matthew West, American Christian singer

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Charles Sanford, orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71
  • Apr 30 Clive Martin Douglas, composer, dies at 73