On This Day

April 9, 1988 in Music History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Music

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka

Deaths in Music

  • Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), dies of meningitis at 56
  • Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
1988 in Music