Four Freshmen’s Barbour Dies

Ross Barbour, 82, the last of the original Four Freshmen, died of lung cancer at his home in California’s Simi Valley Aug. 20.

Barbour’s death comes three months after the death of founding member Bob Flanigan, his cousin.

The other two members were Barbour’s brother, Don Barbour, and Hal Kratzsch. The Four Freshmen’s hits include “Graduation Day,” “It’s a Blue World” and “Mood Indigo.”

The group underwent several personnel changes, with Ross Barbour retireing in 1977.