April 1986 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 10 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • Apr 14 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • Apr 20 "Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances
  • Apr 27 "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Hillary Scott, American singer and songwriter (Lady Antebellum), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Apr 8 Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • Apr 9 Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
  • Apr 27 Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer and songwriter, born in Skopje, Macedonia
  • Apr 28 George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), dies at 57
  • Apr 3 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • Apr 8 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, dies at 18
  • Apr 10 Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (The Greatest Love Of All), dies of breast cancer at 37
  • Apr 13 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • Apr 19 Dag Wirén, Swedish composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 23 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer (Over the Rainbow), murdered at 81