On This Day

April 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 3 "Penn & Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC
  • Apr 4 "Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Apr 7 "Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Apr 7 "Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 performances
  • Apr 8 "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • Apr 11 "Miss Saigon" opens at Broadway Theater NYC
  • Apr 14 "Mule Bone" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 performances
  • Apr 14 "Oh, Kay!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • Apr 16 M Leander & E Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London
  • Apr 20 "Les Miserables" opens at Odense Teater, Odense

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 24 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Apr 25 Musical "Secret Garden" opens at St James Theater NYC for 706 performances
  • Apr 25 "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • Apr 25 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical premieres in NYC
  • Apr 27 "Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Apr 28 "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Apr 28 "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 performances
  • Apr 29 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Apr 29 "Don't Rock the Jukebox" single released by Alan Jackson (ASCAP Award Country Song of the Year 1992, Billboard Song of the Year 1991)

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Quavo [Quavious Marshall], American rapper (Migos), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Apr 10 Amanda Michalka, American actress and singer, born in Torrance, California

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 8 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • Apr 9 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • Apr 18 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), dies at 60
  • Apr 20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
  • Apr 21 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert), dies at 81
  • Apr 23 Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Apr 26 Carmine Coppola, American composer & conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85