Deaths in Music in April 1984

Person of interestMarvin Gaye

Apr 1 Marvin Gaye, American singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44

Singer Marvin Gaye
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Marvin Gaye
  • Apr 6 Jimmy Kenndy, British songwriter (South of the Border), dies
  • Apr 6 Ral Donner, singer/narrator, dies at 41
  • Apr 13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • Apr 15 Machito [Francisco "Frank" Grillo], Latin jazz musician and creator of Cubop and salsa music (Afro-Cubans), dies following a stroke at 72 or 75
  • Apr 20 Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
  • Apr 23 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 26 William "Count" Basie, American jazz musician and bandleader, dies at 79