April 1990 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 1 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers

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Apr 4 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

  • Apr 8 "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
  • Apr 9 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)

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Apr 12 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months

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  • Apr 16 "Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 22 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Apr 25 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
  • Apr 26 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Apr 28 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances
  • Apr 29 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances

Weddings in Music

  • Apr 28 Guns & Roses' Axl Rose marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)

Divorces in Music

  • Apr 1 Guns & Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 14 Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 25 Dexter Gordon, Jazz saxophonist, dies of kidney failure at 67
  • Apr 29 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), dies at 52