On This Day

April 1996 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 4 "Inherit the Wind" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Apr 7 Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
  • Apr 14 "Apple Doesn't Fall" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • Apr 15 "Apple Doesn't Fall" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • Apr 18 "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 715 performances
  • Apr 21 "Delicate Balance" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • Apr 24 "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 24 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Patty Loveless win

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • Apr 25 "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC
  • Apr 28 "Big" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Apr 29 "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
  • Apr 30 "Buried Child" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 18 Alexey Zhigalkovich, Belarusian singer (S druz'yami), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Apr 23 Josh Kiszka, American vocalist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • Apr 23 Jake Kiszka, American guitarist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Weddings in Music

  • Apr 16 Singer Judy Collins (57) weds industrial designer Louis Nelson (59) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • Apr 2 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Booba [Roosevelt Melvin] Barnes, American blues guitarist, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82
  • Apr 4 Larry Laprise, songwriter, dies at 83
  • Apr 4 Paul Cooper, American composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 5 Nadieh, Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), dies at 37
  • Apr 8 Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • Apr 9 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, dies at 95
  • Apr 14 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock), dies at 50
  • Apr 14 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer, dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • Apr 16 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Michael Leander Farr, record producer, dies at 55
  • Apr 23 Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70