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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 After 37 weeks Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 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 singer and songwriter (The All-American Rejects), born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 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, born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

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 Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (Teddy Bears' Picnic, My Prayer), dies at 81
  • 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