On This Day

April 2014 in Music History

Events in Music


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 1 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 6 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 27 Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released


Weddings in Music

  • Apr 12 Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter (34) weds long term girlfriend Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American doo-wop vocalist (Impalas - "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)") dies at 70
  • Apr 6 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist (Pandora's Box), dies at 87
  • Apr 11 Jesse Winchester, American musician and songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69
  • Apr 14 Armando Peraza, Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, and rock percussionist (George Shearing; Cal Tjader; Santana, 1972-90), dies at about 89 [birth year disputed]
  • Apr 18 Brian Priestman, British conductor and teacher, dies at 87
  • Apr 23 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor & composer (Sinfonia Notturna), dies at 85
  • Apr 23 Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan jazz saxophonist, arranger and teacher, dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • Apr 23 Patric Standford, British composer (Taikayoku; Christus Requiem), dies at 75
  • Apr 24 Konstantin Orbelyan, Armenian pianist, jazz and classical composer, and orchestra leader (State Estrada (Pops) Orchestra), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 61
  • Apr 28 Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, dies at 75
  • Apr 29 Gailene Stock, Australian ballerina, teacher, and dance school director, dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 29 Paul Goddard, American rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So In To You"), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 30 Leo Kraft, American composer, dies at 91