Deaths in Music in April 1996

  • Apr 1 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • Apr 2 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82
  • Apr 4 Larry Laprise, songwriter, dies at 83
  • Apr 4 Paul Cooper, American composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 8 Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • Apr 14 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock), dies at 50
  • Apr 14 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer, dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Michael Leander Farr, record producer, dies at 55
  • Apr 23 Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70