Myles Goodwyn was a Canadian singer, songwriter, and founding member of the band April Wine, which had a hit with their cover of “You Could Have Been a Lady.”
Myles Goodwyn’s legacy
Canadian musician Goodwyn was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and helped form the band April Wine in 1969. The band was originally called Prism and featured David Henman on guitar, Ritchie Henman on drums, and their cousin Jim Henman on bass. Goodwyn was asked to join the trio after playing in a band called the Termites with Jim. Now a foursome, they redubbed themselves April Wine.
With Goodwyn on vocals, April Wine became a major Canadian rock band, breaking through to the mainstream in 1972 with their cover of Hot Chocolate’s “You Could Have Been a Lady.” David and Ritchie quit in 1973, but Goodwyn kept the band going, leading to further hits with “Tonite Is a Wonderful Time to Fall in Love,” “The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazy,” and others. April Wine released 16 studio albums between 1971 and 2006. Goodwyn also released two solo albums and still toured with April Wine as recently as March 2023.
Goodwyn earned an East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Achievement Award at the annual Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) Awards, among other honors. He released an autobiography in 2016, “Just Between You and Me.”
Tributes to Myles Goodwyn
Full obituary: CBC News