Soul and R&B Muscians Who Died in April

 

Jesse Albert Stone, aka, Charles Calhoun, (The Blue Serenaders), April 1, 1999
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. “Marvin Gaye” April 1, 1984
Robert “Rob,” Pilatus, ( Milli Vanilli), April 2, 1998
Charles Edwin “Edwin Starr”Hatcher, April 2, 2003
Homer Banks (Song Writer, Stax Records), April 3, 2003
Andre Decarlo “L.A. Dre,”Bolton, (AZ1), April 3, 2017
Harry “Boom Boom” McGilberry, (Temptation) April 3, 2006
Daniel “Danny,” Earl Rapp, (Danny and the Juniors), April 3, 1983
Anthony “Tony D,” Depula, April 4, 2009
Brenda Jones, (The Jones Girls), April 4, 2017
Carlo Mastrangelo (The Belmonts), April 4, 2016
Otha Leon Haywood, April 5, 2016
Lawrence Lloyd Brown (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) April 6, 2008
Charles Pettigrew, (Charles and Eddie), April 6, 2001
David “Dave,” Prater (Sam &a Dave), April 7, 1988
Herbert “Randy,” “Rudy,” Randal Cain, ( The Delfonics, Blue Magic), April 9, 2009
Benjamin Franklin “Brook Benton,” Peay, April 9, 1988
Eva Narcissus “Little Eva,” Boyd, April 10, 2003
Linda Diane Creed-Epstein, ( Song Writer), April 10, 1986
Donald “Don,” Blackman, (Parliament/Funkadelic, Roy Ayers), April 11, 2013
DeShaun “Proof,” Dupree Holton, (D12, Promatic, 5 Elementz), April 11, 2006
June Antoinette Pointer (Pointer Sisters) April 11, 2006
Thurston Harris ( The Lamplighters, The Sharps), April 14, 1990
George “Bart,” Henry Jackson, April 14, 2013
Percy Tyrone Sledge, April 14, 2015
Robert Franklin Brookins, ( The Afterbach), April 15, 2009
Charles E. Givings, (The Black Gems Rare, The Rare Gems), April 15, 2012
Johnathan “Johnny,” Kemp, (Kinky Fox), April 16, 2015
Bernard Edwards, (Chic), April 18, 1996
Deon Jackson, April 18, 2014
Cordell “Boogie,” Mosson, (United Soul), April 18, 2013
Keith “Guru,” Edward Elam, (Gang Starr), April 19, 2010
Steve Douglas Kreisman, ( The Wrecking Crew), April 19, 1993
Michael “VL Mike,” Allen, April 20, 2008
Benny “Papa Zita,” Benjamin, ( The Funk Brothers), April 20, 1969
Orish Grinstead (702). April 20, 2008
Steve Marriott, (The Small Faces), April 20, 1991
Artie “Blues Boy,” White, April 20, 2013
Wally Lester, (The Skyliners), April 21, 2015
Lonnie “Lonnie Mack,” McIntosh, April 21, 2016
Prince “Prince,” Rogers Nelson, April 21, 2016
Eunice Kathleen “Nina Simone,” Waymon, April 21, 2003
Allen “Al,” Lamar Wilson(The Jewels, The Rollers), April 21, 2008
Paul Lavon Davis, April 22, 2008
Paul “Billy Paul,” Williams, April 24, 2016
Carolyn Ann Franklin, April 25, 1998
Lisa “Left Eye” Nicole Lopes, (T.L.C.), April 25, 2002
Roger Troutman, (Zapp), April 25, 1999
Rodney “Skip, DJ E-Z,” Bryce, (Rob Base And DJ E-Z Rock), April 27, 2014
Arzell “Z.Z.,” Hill, (The Spiritual Five), April 27, 1984
Vicki Sue Robinson, April 27, 2000
Phoebe Snow, April 27, 2011
Ernest “Snuffy,” Stewart, (KC and The Sunshine Band), April 29, 1997
Benjamin Earl “Ben E. King,” Nelson, (The Five Crowns, The Drifters), April 30, 2015
Zola Taylor, (The Platters), April 30, 2007

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