On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 1983

  • Apr 5 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)

Person of interestPete Farndon

Apr 14 Pete Farndon, English rock bassist (the Pretenders), dies of a drug overdose at 30

Musician Pete Farndon
Pete Farndon
  • Apr 14 Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer and pedagogue (Les Prédictions), dies at 42
  • Apr 14 Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 17 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • Apr 22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist & bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer & Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), dies at 81

Person of interestGeorge Balanchine

Apr 30 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine

Person of interestMuddy Waters

Apr 30 Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters