On This Day in 1972 – ‘Chipmunks’ Creator David Seville Dies at Age 52
On January 16th, 1972 David Seville, most famous for his songs as Alvin & The Chipmunks, died at age 52.
David Seville also wrote the 1958 novelty song smash hit, "Witch Doctor"!
His real name was Ross Bagdasarian, and he was Armenian. Meaning that Robert Kardashian wasn't the first Armenian to bring three annoying, fake celebrities into the world.