On This Day

April 2003 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 7 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 7 Academy Award "Gladiator" actor Russell Crowe (39) weds singer Danielle Spencer (32) at his 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), commits suicide at 46
  • Apr 2 Edwin Starr, American singer (b. 1942)
  • Apr 3 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter (Be What You Are), dies at 61
  • Apr 6 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)

Person of interestLittle Eva

Apr 10 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • Apr 17 Earl King, American musician and songwriter (b. 1934)

Person of interestNina Simone

Apr 21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), dies of breast cancer at 70

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • Apr 22 Felice Bryant, American songwriter (Bye Bye Love; Wake Up Little Susie), dies at 77