On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 2015

  • Apr 1 Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), dies of cancer at 65
  • Apr 1 Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, dies of cancer at 75
  • Apr 2 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), dies of cancer at 78
  • Apr 3 Bob [Robert Lewis] Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a car crash at 64
  • Apr 6 Milton Delugg, American orchestra leader (The Tonight Show), dies at 96
  • Apr 14 Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), dies at 71
  • Apr 30 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), dies at 76