April 1980 in Music

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Person of interestJane Froman

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

Singer Jane Froman
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