The music world mourns the loss of Myles Goodwyn, the revered singer, guitarist, songwriter, and leader of the multi-Platinum selling rock band April Wine, who passed away early Sunday morning at a hospital. The news of his passing was shared by close associates through a heartfelt essage expressing condolences.
Myles Goodwyn, a pivotal figure in April Wine’s inception and success, leaves behind a profound legacy. Renowned for his roles as the band’s guiding force, lead vocalist, and songwriter, Goodwyn was instrumental in selling over 10 million records globally with April Wine.
Goodwyn’s musical prowess earned him prestigious accolades, including induction into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 2010 and recognition with the SOCAN National Achievement Award in 2002. His contributions were further honored with the East Coast Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Burton Cummings posted on Facebok,
“RIP Myles Goodwyn (1948 – 2023)Myles and I went back to the earliest days of the Canadian music industry (when there were only about half a dozen or so acts in Canada actually making records). Myles and I always got along and were pretty good friends even though we didn’t see each other that often. Rest well Myles, you sure worked hard…– B.C.”
Apart from his musical journey, Goodwyn’s literary accomplishments were equally celebrated. His book “Just Between You and Me,” published in 2016, secured a prominent position on the Globe and Mail’s Non-Fiction List. Additionally, his 2018 fiction release titled “Elvis and Tiger” garnered positive reception.
April Wine’s Legendary Singer-Songwriter MYLES GOODWYN Passes Away At Age 75
Myles Goodwyn, singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the multi-Platinum selling rock band April Wine, who shaped and directed the group from its earliest beginnings, has died today at the… pic.twitter.com/5tjVO062OR
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) December 3, 2023
His foray into blues music with “Myles Goodwyn and Friends Of The Blues” in 2018 earned critical acclaim worldwide, earning a JUNO nomination for Blues Recording of the Year and an ECMA Award for Blues Recording of the Year in 2019. His subsequent blues album, “Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues 2,” continued the streak by winning the same category in 2020.
RIP Myles Goodwyn, singer, guitarist and guiding force of April Wine, 2023 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee. His music, driving over 10 million global sales, stands as a testament to unparalleled talent. Myles’ unique voice and prolific songwriting leave an enduring legacy. pic.twitter.com/t6d9EXkuwt
— Canada’s Walk of Fame (@CWOFame) December 4, 2023
More recently, Myles Goodwyn ventured into live performances with his acoustic trio alongside Bruce Dixon and Jim Henman. His enduring passion for music propelled his ongoing contributions to the live music scene until very recently.
The specifics regarding Myles Goodwyn’s passing, the funeral arrangements, and the cause of death have not been disclosed, respecting the family’s privacy during this time of mourning.