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 Booba [Roosevelt Melvin] Barnes, American blues guitarist, 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 5 Nadieh, Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), dies at 37
  • Apr 8 Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • Apr 9 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, dies at 95
  • 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, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • Apr 16 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Michael Leander Farr, record producer, dies at 55
  • Apr 23 Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70