On This Day

April 2020 in Music History

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 13 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings a special Easter concert in the deserted Milan cathedral accompanied by an organist

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 19 Together At Home concert for coronavirus COVID-19 aid curated by Lady Gaga and streamed worldwide

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz musician and prominent teacher, dies of COVID-19 complications at 85
  • Apr 7 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), dies at 73
  • Apr 11 Lucia Dlugoszewski, Polish-American composer (Fire Fragile Flight), dies at 74
  • Apr 15 Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Birth of the Cool), dies of COVID-19 complications at 92
  • Apr 17 Arlene Saunders, American soprano, dies of COVID-19 complications at 89
  • Apr 19 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), dies at 78
  • Apr 24 Harold Reid, American singer (Statler Brothers), dies at 80
  • Apr 27 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, dies at 76
  • Apr 28 Bobby Lewis, American rock and roll singer (Tossin' and Turnin'), dies at 95
  • Apr 30 Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer who pioneered Afrobeat sound, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 79