On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 2017

  • Apr 3 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, dies at 84
  • Apr 5 María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), dies at 77
  • Apr 9 Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), dies at 72
  • Apr 9 Bob Wootton, American guitarist, dies at 75
  • Apr 10 Banner Thomas, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Apr 11 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J. Geils Band - Centerfold), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Toby Smith [Grafftey-Smith], British keyboardist and songwriter, dies of cancer at 46
  • Apr 14 Manfred Jung, German operatic tenor (Wagner's heldentenor roles), dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Allan Holdsworth, British progressive rock guitarist, dies at 70
  • Apr 15 Sylvia Moy, American songwriter ("My Cherie Amour"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"; "It Takes Two"), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Apr 18 Gordon Langford [Colman], British composer and arranger of brass, choral, and orchestral music (Facets of Glass; Rhapsody for Trombone), dies at 86
  • Apr 20 Cuba Gooding, Sr., American pop and soul singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), dies at 72
  • Apr 22 Vaclav Kucera, Czech composer (Concierto imaginativo Homenaje a Salvador Dalí), dies at 87