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
  • Apr 24 Musical film "Rock 'n' Roll High School" featuring the Ramones is released

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 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 Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Canadian human rights activist, Miss World Canada, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 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 musician
  • 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