Deaths in Music in April 1961

  • Apr 2 Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 11 Francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 12 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 21 James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
  • Apr 29 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)