On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1972

  • Aug 2 Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
  • Aug 2 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-American pianist, conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1921-27), composer, and educator (Chicago Musical College, 1928-54), dies at 95
  • Aug 3 Giannis "Yannis" Papaioannou, Greek musician and composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 7 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), dies of cancer at 43
  • Aug 9 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, dies at 45
  • Aug 15 Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer, dies at 89
  • Aug 16 John Barnes Chance, American composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 23 Balys Dvarionas, Lithuanian pianist, composer and educator, dies at 68
  • Aug 24 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Aug 25 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 25 Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Rene Leibowitz, Polish French composer, dies at 59