Events in Music on April 1

  • 1822 Italian composer Luigi Cherubini becomes director of the Conservatoire de Paris music college, holds position for nearly 20 years

Film Premiere

1930 "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany

Music History

1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years

  • 1966 "Hold On, I'm Comin'" single released by Sam & Dave
  • 1970 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
  • 1972 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • 1973 John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
  • 1990 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers
  • 1992 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • 2002 "Stop to Love" compilation album by Luther Vandross is released

Nobel Prize

2017 Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm