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April 1988 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • Apr 11 Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 11 60th Academy Awards: "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

Actor Michael Douglas
Actor
Michael Douglas
Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Apr 14 "Mail" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 18 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Apr 26 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 28 Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice's musical "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 33rd Eurovision Song Contest: Celine Dion for Switzerland wins singing "Ne partez pas sans moi" in Dublin

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 15 Eliza "Doolittle" [Caird], British pop singer-songwriter ("Skinny Genes"; "Pack Up"), born in Westminster, London
  • Apr 17 Takahiro Moriuchi, Japanese singer-songwriter and musician (One Ok Rock), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 27 Lizzo [Melissa Jefferson], American rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 29 Younha, Korean pop singer

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 7 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 9 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), dies of meningitis at 56
  • Apr 9 Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • Apr 14 Herbert Reynolds Inch, American composer and teacher, dies at 83
  • Apr 14 Johan Franco, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 15 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist, dies at 33
  • Apr 25 Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 25 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter, sister of Aretha, dies of cancer at 43
  • Apr 28 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, dies at 38
  • Apr 29 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 30 James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), dies at 61