On This Day

April 2009 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 4 Eminem inducts Run-DMC Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
  • Apr 4 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Jeff Beck; Little Anthony and the Imperials; Metallica; Run-D.M.C.; Bobby Womack; Wanda Jackson; Bill Black; DJ Fontana; and Spooner Oldham

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 5 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win

Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Brad Paisley
Country Singer
Brad Paisley

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 13 US record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003

Music Producer Phil Spector
Music Producer
Phil Spector

Weddings in Music

  • Apr 25 TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 2 Clifford “Bud” Shank, American jazz saxophonist and flute player, dies of a pulmonary embolism at 82
  • Apr 8 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Richard Arnell, English classical composer, dies at 91
  • Apr 24 Rev. Timothy Wright, American gospel singer (Been There Done That), and pastor, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 61
  • Apr 25 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude; The Golden Girls), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Frankie Manning, American dancer, instructor, choreographer, and one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop, dies at 94
  • Apr 28 Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer, dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Apr 28 Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina, dies at 70
  • Apr 28 Vern Gosdin, American country singer ("Set 'Em Up Joe"), dies after a stroke at 74
  • Apr 30 Ron Richards, British record producer (Gerry and The Pacemakers; The Hollies), dies at 80