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April 2005 in Music History

Events in Music


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

Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • Apr 1 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Jack Keller, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Apr 3 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 7 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, dies at 82
  • Apr 10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • 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, American singer (Judy in Disguise with Glasses), dies 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 22 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer & 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 (b. 1966)