On This Day

April 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

CMT Music Awards

Apr 11 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins

Album Release

Apr 26 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 13th studio album "Devils and Dust"

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), dies at 90
  • Apr 1 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love; Schtonk), dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), dies of leukemia at 68
  • Apr 3 Tony Croatto {Hermes Martinis], Italian-Puerto Rican folk song singer and composer (Los TNT; Haciendo Punto en Otro Son), and television presenter, dies of cancer at 65
  • Apr 7 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, dies at 82
  • Apr 10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian-British violinist (Amadeus Quartet, 1947-87), dies at 82
  • Apr 13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues & jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), dies of kidney problems and pneumonia at 80
  • Apr 13 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, dies at 59
  • Apr 13 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer & producer (Vic Damone Show), dies at 91
  • Apr 14 Benny Bailey, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 79
  • Apr 15 John Fred [Gourrier], American pop singer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"), dies from kidney disease at 63
  • Apr 18 Kenneth Schermerhorn, American conductor (Amer Ballet), dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • Apr 19 Rick Lewis, American doo-wop tenor (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), dies at 71
  • Apr 23 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor dies at 87
  • Apr 28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host, dies of a heart attack at 39
  • Apr 29 (Gwendolyn) Dianne Brooks, American R&B, jazz, session and touring vocalist (Three Playmates - "Sugah Wooga"; solo - "Walking On My Mind"; Anne Murray), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 66