On This Day

Musicians Who Died in January 1972

  • Jan 1 Jane Morgan, American singer & actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • Jan 1 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor & singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 7 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • 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 18 Rudolf Wittelsbach, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), dies at 35

Person of interestMahalia Jackson

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

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Jan 30 Karel Boleslav Jirak, Czech composer and pedagogue, dies at 81
  • Jan 31 Howard Barlow, American conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • Jan 31 Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67