April 1982 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 24 27th Eurovision Song Contest: Nicole for Germany wins singing "Ein bißchen Frieden" in Harrogate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Fler [Patrick Losensky], German rapper, born in Berlin
  • Apr 6 Michael Guy Chislett, Australian born, American guitarist of The Academy Is...
  • Apr 12 Deen [Fuad Backović], Bosnian singer and fashion designer, born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 13 Nellie McKay, American singer
  • Apr 13 Janice Vidal, Hong Kong singer
  • Apr 13 Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer
  • Apr 15 Mark Mizzark, [Marlis Pugh], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 15 Anthony Green, American musician
  • Apr 18 Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
  • Apr 23 Taio Cruz, London/English R&B, Pop, Hip Hop singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 24 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol, born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Apr 26 Jon Lee, British singer (S Club)
  • Apr 30 Lloyd Banks, American rapper
  • Apr 30 Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress
  • Apr 30 Andrew Seeley, Canadian actor and singer

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 9 Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Bert van Dongen [Abraham J Cohen], Dutch singer and actor, dies at 66
  • Apr 30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)