April 1980 in Music

Events in Music


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Apr 11 Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Apr 13 Musical "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
  • Apr 13 "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Apr 19 25th Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "What's Another Year" in The Hague
  • Apr 30 "Barnum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 854 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight), born in Sutton, London
  • Apr 5 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
  • Apr 8 Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
  • Apr 9 Clueso, German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer
  • Apr 10 Bryce Soderberg, American musician (Lifehouse), born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 12 Brian McFadden, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 12 Erik Mongrain, Canadian composer and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 14 Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • Apr 20 Bl├╝mchen [Jasmin Wagner], German singer (Boomerang), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Apr 29 Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
  • Apr 16 Morris Stoloff, American violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), dies at 81

Person of interestJane Froman

Apr 22 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • Apr 28 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
  • Apr 30 Mary McCarty, American actress and singer (Babes in Toyland, Trapper John MD), dies of a heart attack at 56