April Wine’s Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75


Myles Goodwyn, singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the multi-platinum-selling rock band April Wine, died on Sunday (12- 3) at the age of 75. No cause of death has been revealed. The family asks for privacy.

He struggled with diabetes and had a rare and serious form called Labile Diabetes and described it recently as “brittle,” meaning hard to control. He has been pro-active in encouraging others that may have it, to take care of themselves.

A founding member of April Wine from the beginning in 1969, until his retirement earlier this year, he and the band were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 2010.

Their biggest hits came in the 1970s and early '80s with songs like , “Just Between You and Me” (1981), “You Could Have Been a Lady” (1972), “Tonite Is a Wonderful Time to Fall in Love” (1975), and 1981’s “Sign of the Gypsy Queen.” They released 16 studio albums.

Myles continued to perform live with his acoustic trio, and his last album, Myles Goodwyn And Friends Of The Blues 2, was released in 2020.
Goodwyn received the prestigious East Coast Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and the SOCAN National Achievement Award in 2002. In 2016 he released his memoir titled, Just Between You And Me, which became an instant best seller on the Globe And Mail's Non-Fiction List. His second book, Elvis And Tiger (fiction), was published in 2018 and was also very well received.

Goodwyn's most recent Facebook post in mid-November, was a song he recorded titled, “Will The Last Voice I Hear Be An Angel?”