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April 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 BTS is the first K-pop band to perform on US TV show "Saturday Night Live"

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 15 Aretha Franklin posthumously receives the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, first individual woman to win it since 1930

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Music releaseAlbum Release

Apr 17 Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"


Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Michel Sénéchal, French operatic tenor, and educator, dies at 91
  • Apr 7 Joe Miceli, American drummer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"),dies at 74
  • Apr 10 Earl Thomas Conley, American singer-songwriter with 18 No. 1 country hits ("Once In A Blue Moon"; "Angel In Disguise"), dies from cerebral atrophy at 77
  • Apr 15 Les Reed, British songwriter ("It's Not Unusual"; "There's A Kind Of Hush"; "Here It Comes Again"), dies at 83
  • Apr 16 Fay McKenzie, American actress and singer (The Party, Sierra Sue), dies at 101
  • Apr 16 Jörg Wolfgang Demus, Austrian classical pianist and composer, dies at 90
  • Apr 19 Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, dies at 91
  • Apr 19 Bob Efford, British jazz and session baritone saxophonist and reed player, dies at 91
  • Apr 22 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), dies at 70
  • Apr 22 Heather Harper, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), dies at 88
  • Apr 24 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, dies from cancer on his 74th birthday