Deaths in Music in April 2016

  • Apr 2 Gato Barbieri, Argentinian Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), dies at 83
  • Apr 4 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), dies of cancer at 78
  • Apr 5 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), dies at 71

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Apr 6 Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
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Merle Haggard
  • Apr 11 Emile Ford, Caribbean-born British singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), dies at 78
  • Apr 12 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, dies at 88
  • Apr 16 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), dies at 64

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Apr 21 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), dies at 57

  • Apr 21 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), dies at 74
  • Apr 24 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, dies at 66
  • Apr 24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), dies at 81
  • Apr 30 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), dies at 69