November 7, 1951 – December 31, 2002
Kevin MacMichael was a Canadian born songwriter, musician, and producer who is perhaps best remembered as the co-founder of, and lead guitarist for ’80s rock band, the Cutting Crew. Formed in England in 1985, the band scored a huge MTV-powered hit with “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” in 1986. The worldwide hit from the album, Broadcast, helped the band secure a Best New Artist Grammy nomination in 1987. After the band broke up in 1993, MacMichael went on to play guitar on and compose songs for Robert Plant’s Fate Of Nations of that same year. He also toured behind the album with Plant. MacMichael eventually moved from England back to Nova Scotia where he worked with such acts as the Rankin Family and Sons Of Maxwell. Kevin MacMichael died of lung cancer on December 31, 2002. He was 51.
Thanks to Roch Parisien for the assist.