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April 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Awards

Apr 6 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Hall of Fame

Apr 18 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Heart; Albert King; Randy Newman; Public Enemy; Rush; Donna Summer; Quincy Jones; and Lou Adler

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Music History

Apr 26 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • Apr 7 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76

Maria Tallchief

Apr 11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), dies at 88

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Apr 13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • Apr 13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92 [1]
  • Apr 13 Stephen Dodgson, British composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Sir Colin Davis, British conductor (Covent Garden, 1970-85; Bavarian Radio Symphony, 1983-93; London Symphony, 1995-2006), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Apr 17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • Apr 18 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), dies of liver failure at 60
  • Apr 18 Storm Thorgerson, British graphic designer & music video director (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cranberries), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 21 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer- songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), dies of breast cancer at 53
  • Apr 21 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes The Sun"), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • Apr 28 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93