On This Day

April 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 5 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Apr 13 "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Apr 18 "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • Apr 21 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 performances
  • Apr 22 "Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 23 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

  • Apr 25 "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
  • Apr 26 "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
  • Apr 28 "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestChance the Rapper

Apr 16 Chance the Rapper [Chancellor J Bennett], American rapper and record producer (Acid Rap, Coloring Book), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Music

  • Apr 17 "The Bangles" lead singer Susanna Hoffs (34) weds "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach (35)
  • Apr 21 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 4 Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies

Person of interestMarian Anderson

Apr 8 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), dies of congestive heart failure at 96

  • Apr 29 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople, The Spiders From Mars), dies at 46