On This Day

April 2007 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards denies saying he smoked his father's ashes in an interview with NME

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 16 41st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins


Weddings in Music

  • Apr 21 Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton (not the singer) at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
  • Apr 30 "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 11 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 24 Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Zoltan Pongracz, Hungarian composer (Mariphonia), dies at 95
  • Apr 5 Mark St. John [Norton], American rock guitarist (KISS, April- November, 1984), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 51
  • Apr 10 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor"), dies at 76
  • Apr 14 Don Ho, Hawaiian-American pop and Hawaiian music singer ("Tiny Bubbles"; "Ain't No Big Thing!"), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Apr 20 Andrew Hill, American jazz pianist, composer and educator, dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Lobby Loyde [John Lyde], Australian rock guitarist and songwriter (The Purple Heart; Wild Cherries; Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs), dies at 65
  • Apr 25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter ("Monster Mash"), dies from leukemia at 69
  • Apr 27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist & bandleader (The Tonight Show), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Grégory Lemarchal, French pop singer, dies of health complications while waiting for a lung transplant at 23
  • Apr 30 Zoletta "Zola" Taylor, American pop singer (The Platters, 1954-62 - "The Great Pretender"; "Only You"; "Twilight Time"), dies at 69