April 2012 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 1 47th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Apr 9 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 14 Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Adam Yauch too ill to attend

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Weddings in Music

  • Apr 3 Paramore guitar player Josh Farro (22) weds Jenna Rice in Tennessee
  • Apr 14 "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Apr 21 Actress Carey Mulligan (26) weds "Mumford & Sons" lead singer Marcus Mumford (25) in Somerset, England

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 21 Music legend Neil Diamond (71) weds music manager Katie McNeil (42) at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 6 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 9 Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 17 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64
  • Apr 19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
  • Apr 19 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), dies under mysterious circumstances at 58
  • Apr 20 Bert Weedon, English guitar player, dies at 91
  • Apr 23 John Christopher "Chris" Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • Apr 28 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, dies at 90