April 1984 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 5 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 15 "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 28 "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • Apr 29 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress and singer (The Tribe), born in George, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Apr 6 Max Bemis, American musician/songwriter
  • Apr 9 Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Apr 10 Mandy Moore, American singer (Candy) and actress (Rebecca Pearson-This Is Us), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Apr 14 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 15 Ben Kasica, Guitarist of rock band Skillet
  • Apr 22 Amelle Berrabah, British singer (Sugababes)
  • Apr 24 Tyson Ritter, American musician
  • Apr 26 Mija Martina, Bosnian singer

Person of interestPatrick Stump

Apr 27 Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Evanston, Illinois

Musician Patrick Stump
Musician
Patrick Stump
  • Apr 27 Frank Carter, British musician (Gallows) and tattooist

Deaths in Music


Person of interestMarvin Gaye

Apr 1 Marvin Gaye, American singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Apr 6 Jimmy Kenndy, British songwriter (South of the Border), dies
  • Apr 6 Ral Donner, singer/narrator, dies at 41
  • Apr 13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • Apr 15 Machito [Francisco "Frank" Grillo], Latin jazz musician and creator of Cubop and salsa music (Afro-Cubans), dies following a stroke at 72 or 75
  • Apr 20 Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
  • Apr 23 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 26 William "Count" Basie, American jazz musician and bandleader, dies at 79