On This Day

April 2000 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Apr 13 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight, Percy Sledge, Tom Jones, Martha Reeves, Macy Gray, Sam Moore, and The Impressions

Music History

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


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 stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), dies of cancer at 45
  • Apr 30 Bernhard Heiden [Levi], German-American composer, dies at 79