On This Day

April 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 5 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
  • 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 "The 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

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Apr 24 Farm Aid VI held in Ames, Iowa; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, The Jayhawks, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Cash, Ricky Van Shelton, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, Bruce Hornsby, Bryan Adams, Ringo Starr, and Dwight Yoakam

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
  • 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's bassist Bill Wyman (56) weds American actress Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, dies at 86
  • 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 19 Steve Douglas [Kreisman], American session and touring saxophonist and flautist (Phil Spector; Duane Eddy; Beach Boys), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Apr 23 Daniel Jones, Welsh composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 29 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist (David Bowie's Spiders From Mars), and producer (Mott the Hoople; Lou Reed), dies of liver cancer at 46