April 1979 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 8 "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Apr 21 "Carmelina" closes at St James Theater NYC after 17 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 22 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Jesse Carmichael, American musician and songwriter (Maroon 5), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Apr 4 Andy McKee, American fingerstyle guitarist, born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 8 Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)
  • Apr 9 Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
  • Apr 10 Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese actor and singer (KinKi Kids), born in Nara, Japan
  • Apr 10 Shemekia Copeland, American singer (Turn the Heat Up!), born in Harlem, New York
  • Apr 10 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer (Read My Lips), born in London
  • Apr 11 Chris Gaylor, American drummer (The All-American Rejects), born in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Apr 11 Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician (Death from Above), born in Mississauga, Canada
  • Apr 18 Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer

Person of interestDaniel Johns

Apr 22 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns
  • Apr 23 Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis)
  • Apr 23 Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer (The Rasmus)
  • Apr 26 Janne Wirman, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom)
  • Apr 26 Ariane Moffatt, Quebec singer and songwriter
  • Apr 27 Will Boyd, American bass guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Apr 29 Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club)
  • Apr 29 Matt Tong, English drummer (Bloc Party)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6 Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 7 Country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (b. 1910)
  • Apr 6 Milton Ager, US composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
  • Apr 28 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 29 Julia Perry, American composer (Soul Symphony), dies at 55