On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 1961

  • Apr 2 Wallingford Riegger, American composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Jesús Guridi, Spanish composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Yusef Greiss, Egyptian composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 11 Francis de Bourguignon, Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 12 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Finnish composer (Angoscia, Trittico sinfonico), dies at 50
  • Apr 21 James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), dies at 57
  • Apr 29 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)