On This Day

April 1982 in Music History

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 on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

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
Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Fler [Patrick Losensky], German rapper, born in Berlin
  • Apr 6 Michael Guy Chislett, Australian-American rock and Christian music guitarist (The Academy Is...2007-11; Hillsong United, 1998-present), born in Skipton, Australia
  • Apr 12 Deen [Fuad Backović], Bosnian singer and fashion designer, born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 13 Nellie McKay, British-American singer, born in London
  • Apr 13 Janice Vidal, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 13 Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 15 Mark Mizzark [Marlis Pugh], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 15 Anthony Green, American musician (Circa Survive, Saosin), born in Holland, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 18 Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer, born in Lasalle, Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestKelly Clarkson

Apr 24 Kelly Clarkson, American pop singer ("Since U Been Gone"; "My Life Would Suck Without You"), winner of 1st season of "American Idol", songwriter, and TV personality, born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Apr 26 Jon Lee, English actor and singer (S Club 7), born in Ipplepen, Devon
  • Apr 30 Lloyd Banks [Christopher Lloyd], Amerrican rapper (G-Unit), born in New Carrollton, Maryland
  • Apr 30 Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress (Cleopatra), born in Birmingham, England
  • Apr 30 Drew Seeley, Canadian actor, dancer, songwriter and singer (High School Musical), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 9 Wilfred Pelletier, Canadian conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), dies at 66
  • Apr 29 Herbert Collum, German composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist (Creem; Rolling Stone), and musician (Birdland), dies of accidental cold medicine overdose at 33