On This Day

April 2010 in Music History

Events in Music

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80

Malcolm McLaren

Apr 8 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager (Sex Pistols; Bow Wow Wow), and musician, dies of cancer at 64

  • Apr 8 Dorothea "Teddy" Scholten, Dutch pop singer ("Een beetje" - "A Little Bit"), dies at 83
  • Apr 14 Peter Steele [Petrus Ratajczyk], American heavy metal singer-songwriter, and bassist (Type O Negative), dies of sepsis at 48
  • Apr 19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 21 Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Apr 23 Norman Wright, American doo-wop tenor vocalist (Del-Vikings - “Come Go With Me”), dies at 72
  • Apr 25 Dorothy Provine, American actress (The Roaring 20's; That Darn Cat: Who's Minding The Mint?), and singer, dies of emphysema at 75
  • Apr 27 Morris Pert, Scottish session jazz-rock drummer, percussionist, pianist, and contemporary classical composer (Ankh; Auroura), dies at 62
  • Apr 29 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, dies at 68