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April 2000 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Metallica file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This lawsuit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 9 Jackie Evancho, American classical crossover singer (The Debut), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 7 Heinz [Burt], British rock bassist (The Tornados - "Telstar"), dies from complications of a stroke at 57 [1]
  • Apr 11 Lucia Dlugoszewski, Polish-American composer (Fire Fragile Flight), dies at 74
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 13 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, dies at 94
  • Apr 19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), dies at 70
  • Apr 25 Neils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), dies at 80
  • Apr 27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer, dies at 45
  • Apr 30 Bernhard Heiden [Levi], German-American composer, dies at 79