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April 1992 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 1 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • Apr 2 "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Apr 5 "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Apr 8 "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 performances

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Apr 12 Revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Alec Baldwin & Jessica Lange, opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances

  • Apr 13 "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances
  • Apr 14 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances
  • Apr 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester
  • Apr 16 "Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 19 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 20 All-star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Apr 21 "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
  • Apr 21 Allen Toussaint's musical revue "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at the Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 13 performances.
  • Apr 23 "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Apr 24 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • Apr 25 "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Apr 26 "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 performances
  • Apr 26 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Apr 26 "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Apr 26 "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 27 "Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Apr 29 William Finn and James Lapine's musical "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29 27th 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
Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
  • Apr 29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 15 Amy Diamond [Deasismont], Swedish singer ("What's In It For Me"), born in Norrköping, Sweden
  • Apr 18 Jēkabs Jančevskis, Latvian pianist, choral and orchestral composer (When; Adveniat Regnum), and teacher, born in Riga, Latvia

Weddings in Music

  • Apr 11 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 Kimberly Payne

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 11 "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve (39) weds actress and singer Dana Morosini (31) in Williamstown, Massachusetts

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Lausanne, Switzerland

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 26 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 12 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz, after 5 years of marriage

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Apr 2 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 4 Arthur Russell, American experimental classical-pop fusion cellist, and composer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • Apr 4 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
  • Apr 8 Luc-Andre Marcel, French composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 11 Adele Dixon, British stage and screen actress and singer (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 12 Joe Medwick, American R&B singer, and songwriter ("Further On Up The Road"), dies at 61
  • Apr 14 Sammy Price, American boogie-woogie pianist, and bandleader, dies at 83
  • Apr 16 Andy Russell, American drummer and vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 17 Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, American jazz and session saxophonist and clarinetist (Dorsey Brothers; Benny Goodman; Lawrence Wlek), dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer and guitarist, dies at 76
  • Apr 25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese pop musician dies of pulmonary edema at 26
  • Apr 27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon; St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83