Deaths in Music in April 1988

  • Apr 7 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
  • Apr 9 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), dies of meningitis at 56
  • Apr 9 Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • Apr 14 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 14 Johan Franco, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 15 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
  • Apr 25 Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 25 Carolyn Franklin, singer/songwriter/son of Aretha, dies at 43
  • Apr 28 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
  • Apr 29 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 30 James McCracken, US tenor, dies at 61