On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 2008

  • Apr 2 Jacques Bondon, French composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 12 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], American country musician (Nashville Brass), dies at 83
  • Apr 14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (Seven Days Of Falling), dies in scuba diving accident at 44
  • Apr 15 Brian "Blinky" Davison, British rocker (The Nice), dies at 65
  • Apr 17 Daniel "Danny" Federici, American rocker and musician (E Street Band), dies of melanoma at 58
  • Apr 20 VL Mike [Michael Allen], American rapper, shot to death by unknown assailant at 32
  • Apr 21 Al Wilson, American singer ("Show and Tell"; "The Snake"), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • Apr 22 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 25 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), dies at 86
  • Apr 29 Michael "Micky" Waller, British blues and rock drummer (Long John Baldry; Jeff Beck Group), dies of liver failure at 66