April 1978 in Music

Events in Music


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Apr 12 13th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gayle win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
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Kenny Rogers
  • Apr 16 "History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • Apr 22 23rd Eurovision Song Contest: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta for Israel wins singing "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" in Paris
  • Apr 30 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace NYC after 101 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Lemar, English R'n'B singer
  • Apr 4 Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer
  • Apr 6 Myleene Klass, British singer
  • Apr 6 Martin Mendez, Uruguayan-born Bassist (Opeth)
  • Apr 9 Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club)
  • Apr 9 Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer
  • Apr 11 Tom Thacker, Canadian musician
  • Apr 12 Guy Berryman, British musician
  • Apr 13 Chris Sligh, American singer and Idol finalist, born in Madison, Tennessee
  • Apr 15 Luis Fonsi [Luis López-Cepero] Puerto Rican singer-songwriter (Despacito), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 15 Chris Stapleton, American country musician (The SteelDrivers, Traveller), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Apr 17 Bilal Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)
  • Apr 21 Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
  • Apr 21 Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid), (The Used)
  • Apr 22 Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)
  • Apr 26 Avant, American singer
  • Apr 28 Lauren Laverne, Disc jockey, television presenter and former singer

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), dies at 74
  • Apr 4 Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 6 Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 21 Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37