April 1983 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 23 28th Eurovision Song Contest: Corinne Hermes for Luxembourg wins singing "Si la vie est cadeau" in Munich
  • Apr 24 "Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 73 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Yung Joc, American rapper
  • Apr 16 Marié Digby, American Singer
  • Apr 30 Yamini, Tamil Singer

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

Musician Pete Farndon
Pete Farndon
  • Apr 14 Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
  • Apr 17 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • Apr 22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 30 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine

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Apr 30 Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters