Deaths in Music in January 1972

  • Jan 1 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 7 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • Jan 9 Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
  • Jan 10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), dies at 82
  • Jan 16 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • Jan 17 Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)
  • Jan 18 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)

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Jan 27 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

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  • Jan 30 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 31 Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • Jan 31 Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67