Dec 04, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
He is being remembered as one of the great songwriters of the classic rock era.
Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and former lead singer of April Wine, Myles Goodwyn died in Halifax Sunday at age 75.
A cause of death was not announced.
According to Goodwyn’s publicist Eric Alper, April Wine proved to the world that Canadian rock bands could achieve international success.
Alper described Goodwyn as a “straight shooter” and a “breath of fresh air”.
The band formed in Halifax in 1969, and went on to sell over 10-million recordings worldwide.
The band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and was added to Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2023.
Born in Nova Scotia, Myles Goodwyn received the SOCAN National Achievement Award in 2002, and was honoured with the East Coast Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Alper said Goodwyn stepped away from the band earlier this year due to health issues.