Former April Wine and BTO Bassist Dies

Bassist Jim Clench, who played in both April Wine (from 1971 to 1975) and Bachman-Turner Overdrive (from 1977 to 1979), has passed away.

Clench later joined April Wine again in 1992 and recorded four albums with them — ‘Attitude’ (1993), ‘Frigate’ (1994), ‘Back to the Mansion’ (2001) and ‘Roughly Speaking’ (2006) — before quitting in 2006.

April Wine’s official website reads:

“We are sad to announce that former April Wine member Jim Clench has passed away. Details to follow”

The veteran Canadian rocker passed away Tuesday, November 2 at the age of 61.