On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 1972

  • Apr 3 Ferde Grofé American composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69
  • Apr 12 Henri Potiron, French composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Margaret Bonds, American composer & pianist, dies at 59
  • Apr 27 Phil King, English musician (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling