April 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 6 "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Apr 9 "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Apr 10 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 performances

Music Concert

Apr 12 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jessye Norman, and Geoffrey Oryema

  • Apr 25 "A Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater, NYC; runs for 79 performances
  • Apr 27 "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • Apr 30 "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 performances
  • Apr 30 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Apr 30 "The Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 BONZIE [Nina Ferraro], American indie rock singer-songwriter and musician born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Apr 24 Kehlani [Parrish], American pop-R&B singe-songwriter (It Was Good Until It Wasn't), born in Oakland, California

Melanie MartinezMelanie Martinez (27 years old)

Apr 28 American singer-songwriter (Cry Baby), born in Queens, New York

Weddings in Music

Tupac Shakur

Apr 29 American rapper Tupac Shakur (23) marries law student Keisha Morris; divorce in 1996

Rosanne Cash

Apr 30 American country singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Francisco Moncion, American dancer, dies at 73
  • Apr 2 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
  • Apr 2 Leo LeBlanc, American country musician and pianist who was legally blind, dies of cancer at 55
  • Apr 7 Peter Brinson, British ballet and dance writer, lecturer, and promoter (Ballet For All), dies at 75
  • Apr 8 Andrej Očenáš, Slovak composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 12 Chris Pyne, British jazz, touring, and session trombonist (Mike Gibbs; Ronnnie Scott; Humphrey Lyttelton), dies at 56
  • Apr 14 Burl Ives, American folk singer ("A Little Bitty Tear"; "Silver And Gold"), actor (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), and snowman (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies from complications of mouth cancer at 85
  • Apr 14 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 75
  • Apr 15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • Apr 19 "King" Herbert Whitaker, American R&B tenor saxophonist, dies at 66
  • Apr 22 Don Pullen, American pianist & composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 23 Lonesome Sundown [Cornelius Green III], American blues singer & guitarist, dies at 66

Ginger RogersGinger Rogers (1911-1995)

Apr 25 American vaudeville, stage and screen dancer, singer (Top Hat), and Academy Award-winning actress (Kitty Foyle; Stage Door), dies at 83