April 1987 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 2 "Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 6 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Apr 15 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 26 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Julie Sokolow, American musician
  • Apr 9 Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer
  • Apr 10 Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 11 Joss Stone, English singer-songwriter (The Soul Sessions), born in Dover, Kent

Singer Joss Stone
Singer
Joss Stone
  • Apr 12 Brendon Urie, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
  • Apr 16 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 18 Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer

Deaths in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 2 Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • Apr 3 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer, dies at 97
  • Apr 7 Maxine Sullivan [Marietta Williams], American jazz vocalist and performer (Going Places), dies following a seizure at 75
  • Apr 14 Karl Holler, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 17 Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer ("No Woman No Cry"), dies at 36
  • Apr 20 Antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78
  • Apr 26 Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (b. 1922)