Steve Lang

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Steve Lang
Birth nameStephen Keith Lang
Born(1949-03-24)March 24, 1949
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedFebruary 4, 2017(2017-02-04) (aged 67)
GenresRock, hard rock, blues rock
Instrument(s)Bass guitar
Years active1976–1984
LabelsAquarius
Websiteaprilwine.ca

Stephen Keith Lang[1] (March 24, 1949 – February 4, 2017)[2][3] was a Canadian bassist best known for his time and work with the rock band April Wine from 1976 to 1984 during the band's most successful years.[4]

Early life[edit]

Lang was born in Montreal, Quebec. He was the father of musician Erin Lang.[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

Lang joined April Wine in 1976, replacing then-bassist Jim Clench.[8][9] That year he recorded with the band for their fifth studio album The Whole World's Goin' Crazy (1976)[10]

Lang left April Wine in 1984 and pursued the financial field and former original bassist Jim Clench rejoined after Langs departure and took over bass duties until the band disbanded in 1986.[11]

When April Wine reformed in 1992 for a tour, Lang was offered to rejoin the band but ultimately decided not to and stuck with his investment business. Jim Clench was then drafted back into the band. Clench died in 2010.[12][13][14]

Death[edit]

Although no official cause of death has been announced Lang reportedly suffered from Parkinson's disease.[15][16][17] and died on February 4, 2017, at the age of 67.[18]

Discography[edit]

With April Wine[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Keith Lang 3/24/1949 – 2/4/2017 accessdate December 27, 2017
  2. ^ "APRIL WINE Bass Legend STEVE LANG Passes Away At 67". Brave Words. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Steve Lang, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, rock bassist, April Wine – March 24 in History". BrainyHistory.com. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  4. ^ "April Wine". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "CBC Radio 3 Artists – Erin Lang". Radio3.CBC.ca. Archived from the original on July 13, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "Canadian Music Week 2008: Erin Lang – The Ampersand". NationalPost.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Sugarcain Entertainment – Toronto Arts and Entertainment – Erin Lang". SugarcainEntertainment.com. Archived from the original on November 27, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  8. ^ "Canadian Bands.com – April Wine". CanadianBands.com. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  9. ^ "April Wine, the Buerster Collection – Boxed Set Booklet (version 1)". AprilWine.ws. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  10. ^ "R.I.P. Steve Lang of April Wine 1949-2017". Noise11, by Paul Cashmere on February 7, 2017
  11. ^ "Former April Wine Bassist Steve Lang Dead at 67".
  12. ^ "Anchorage Daily News – Google News Archives". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved March 21, 2010.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Steve Lang played bass for April Wine during their hit years". Rock and Roll Paradise. January 8, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  14. ^ "Jim Clench, bassist with April Wine, has died". CTVNews. November 5, 2010. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  15. ^ "Former April Wine bassist Steve Lang dies at 67". February 8, 2017.
  16. ^ Harris M. Lentz III (May 3, 2018). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2017. McFarland. p. 245. ISBN 978-1-4766-3318-3.
  17. ^ Johnson, Kevin (February 7, 2017). "In Memoriam: Steve Lang". No Treble. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  18. ^ Munro, Scott (February 8, 2017). "Former April Wine bassist Steve Lang dies at 67". loudersound. Retrieved October 11, 2021.