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->''"Well, it always works for that creepy cartoon rabbit when he's running from that nice man with the speech impediment."''
-->-- '''Anya''' about '''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

Basically, a piano which is being lifted via pulley to be moved into or out of someone's high-rise apartment will always fall, almost always on someone/something, often with a resounding "BONG". [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity usually ensues.]] A common gag more often seen in cartoons includes the character rising up from within the wreckage with a mouthful of piano keys like teeth. Bonus points if they start playing by themselves.

Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR3h0oPY1cM compilation]] with a lot of examples.

AnvilOnHead is a similar gag [[CaptainObvious using an anvil]].

Not to be confused with ColonyDrop. Closely related to PrecisionCrash.



* In a commercial for Glad garbage bags, a piano breaks loose from the rope used to pull it up to a third story window. Two workers use a Glad bag to make a fireman's trampoline. The piano completely misses, breaks into a hundred pieces, and the workers use the trash bag to deliver the pieces to the piano's owner. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1n5rurPRH8 "Where do you want the piano?"]]
* More advertising, this time featuring a piano being pushed upstairs. Part of the PG Tips [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzEBLa3PPk "Chimps" campaign,]] and possibly the most famous ad in Britain.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxig_vskhHU That Nespresso advertisment]] with George Clooney uses this premise.
** Mocked in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G8QljHVn_A this German counter-ad]].
* There's a wonderful [[http://cassies.adbeast.com/2001winners/reels/sr_clarica/index.html commercial for Clarica investment company]] (now merged with Sun Life) in which a woman is sitting at a bus stop. Suddenly, a man at the bus stop across the street looks hectically up at the sky, then madly starts gesticulating, pointing, and yelling, but she can't hear him. Finally someone else comes along, sees what the man's so freaked out about, [[{{Hammerspace}} pulls out]] a piece of cardboard and a marker, draws a [[TalkingWithSigns big up arrow]], and shows it to the woman. She looks up, then dives out of the way an instant before a falling piano crushes the bus stop. The tagline: "There's a lot to be said for clarity."
* A 1970s print campaign for New England Life Insurance featured a series of cartoons in which one character, unaware that he was about so suffer some spectacularly calamitous injury, would tell another, "My insurance company? New England Life, of course. Why?" One of these [[http://www.nefapps.nefn.com/portal/irc/timeline/CartoonAd1-lge.JPG featured a falling piano,]] naturally. Other variants included falling trees, rocks, coconuts, etc.
* A late-90s/early-00s Creator/CartoonNetwork bumper has a piano falling on the word "NEXT", which then ascends into heaven and reveals what's coming up next.
* At the end of an "ifidie" ad of Facebook, the piano drops...on [[GrimReaper Death himself]].

* In a running gag in ''ComicBook/GorskyAndButch'' someone is trying to kill the protagonists with a piano. At one point the attack is shown from the killer's perspective, with a crosshair on the heroes and the number of remaining pianos displayed on the killer's HUD.
* [[http://www.comics.org/issue/50182/cover/4/ This cover]] from ''The Adventures of Franchise/{{Superman}}'' #483, which depicts a scene that occurs in the story.

* Weaponised in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Fanfic/TheTwilightChild, when the main character and Trixie get into a duel, which very quickly ends WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague style. For Trixie.
** Happens again much, much later on in the fic when a bored [[JerkassGods Discord]] makes it start raining pianos all over Canterlot.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8186071/73/Harry-Crow Harry Crow]]'' Hermione recalls once wishing that this would happen to Dudley Dursley and his gang. (She was six and a big fan of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' at the time.)

[[folder:Film: Animated]]
* The WesternAnimation/PixarShort ''WesternAnimation/{{Presto}}'' features a piano dropping from the upper recesses of the stage.
* Averted in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' during the "Why Should I Worry" sequence in which a piano is being lifted ''seven stories into the air'' and does not fall, yet [[DisneyAcidSequence Dodger somehow manages to jump off]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' Goofy and Max meet a mime who is pretending to haul on a rope; Goofy joins in, miming a pair of shears with which he cuts the rope. A rope-bedecked piano immediately falls onto the mime.

[[folder:Film: Live Action]]
* The classic Creator/LaurelAndHardy short ''Film/TheMusicBox'' - except that a pulley is only used briefly, and most of the business revolves around an incredibly long flight of stairs. It is also the TropeCodifier of this trope.
* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', the "Zombie Kill of the Week" goes to a [[NeverMessWithGranny little old lady]] who sets up a Piano with a pulley on purpose to fall on a zombie.
* A deleted scene from ''Film/UndercoverBrother'' shows a black man trying to hail a cab. TheMan (through TheDragon Mr. Feather) prevents this by having an agent shoot out the cab's tire, sending it careening into a storefront. Then for added measure a piano drops on the cab.
* ''Film/ScaryMovie'' has a variant, the piano push (which Ghostface evades, but not the poor grandma down the stairs).
* ''Film/IronMan3'' has not so much a piano drop, as a repulsor-backed piano ''throw.''
* In ''Film/{{Zathura}}'', a Zorgon is crouched on the stairs about to kill Walter and Danny, and then Lisa sends the piano sliding down the stairs to crush it.
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant's brother and partner was murdered by a rogue Toon who dropped a piano on his head. One of the movie's many "barely inconvenient for Toons, lethal for humans" reminders. Unlike most examples this is not remotely played for laughs. [[spoiler:The killer turns out to be none other than Judge Doom]].

* Actually done to save the series' main character in ''Pirate King,'' a 2011 ''Literature/MaryRussell'' novel by Laurie R. King. [[spoiler:Another character pushes a piano (that had been brought to a rooftop to keep up morale for some kidnapped women) from a somewhat higher roof to a lower one, killing a character who is either the titular Pirate King or his brother. (It's rather unclear which was really in charge.)]]
* This is part of the villain's backstory in the first ''Literature/AlexRider''. Impoverished Lebanese boy Herod Sayle saved two wealthy men from being crushed under a piano. Out of gratitude, they paid for him to be educated in Britain - too bad KidsAreCruel.
* In "The Coincidence Engine" by Sam Leith it's not a piano from a crane, but a snooker table from a transport heli. (Not much of a difference for the poor sod it landed on.)
* In "Once Bitten Twice Shy" by Jennifer Rardin, this is the crowning of a HumiliationConga against an unlucky dude who angered a witches coven.

* Whenever a Morris Marina shows up on ''Series/TopGear'', it ''will'' have a piano dropped on it. Even if they've already attached a piano to the roof to try and avert this fate.
** The exception being the first one they destroyed, in the "Did the Communists ever make a good car?" segment. That one got [[KillItWithFire set on fire]] and used as a brazier.
* The pilot for ''Series/DeadLikeMe''. Witnessing a Graveling commit one of these acts even lets George correctly predict a later fatal accident with a BananaPeel.
-->'''George:''' I saw them drop a piano on some chick's head. I don't think they're looking to score points on originality.
* Bam Margera and his crew used a crane to drop a piano that needed disposing on an episode of ''Series/VivaLaBam'' once. Pretty much for the heck of it.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Human Nature", one of the signs that there's still some of the Doctor in John Smith is when he sees a piano about to fall on a BabyCarriage. He grabs a kid's cricket ball and sets off a chain reaction that stops the mother seconds before the piano falls. "Lucky."
** Ironically, the conversation Smith was having with Joan Redfern at the time was about how ordinary people in ordinary situations might act with honor and valor.
* Done to Dean in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' in the course of the GroundhogDayLoop episode. Considering the nature and tone of the series, the piano killing Dean was... unexpected. But [[BlackComedy still]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilarious]].
* A piano is dropped on Clifford in the Gary Cahuenga episode of ''Series/MuppetsTonight''. He comes back up wearing pieces of the broken grand piano.
* In ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', in the Jaye P. Morgan episode, the nameless Newsman [[DeadlineNews reports]] that a charter flight carrying the London Symphony Orchestra was forced to jettison some of the musical instruments -- including, apparently, a piano that falls down on his desk immediately thereafter. Most of his other news reports had similar results.
* It's more of a piano ''toss'', but the final episode of ''{{Series/Misfits}}'' has Finn throw one across the room at an enemy via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].
* An episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' tested whether a piano dropped in this manner would crash through a roof. A normal piano would breach the roof but would not fall through the supports holding it up (i.e. [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters Busted]]). The hosts had to fill an upright piano with sand before it would punch all the way through.
* The GrandFinale of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' ends with two in succession, [[spoiler:killing off both the main character and the show's creator.]]
* In an episode of ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'', a piano was dropped from a crane, and the sound of the impact was measured at 111dB, comparable to a baby crying. "Rather more satisfying to watch, though," observed presenter Richard Hammond.
* Happened offscreen on ''Series/NightCourt'' [[spoiler: and killed Dan's assistant Phil. Oddly, his life insurance was set to pay more if he died in this manner.]]

[[folder: Music[=/=]Music Videos]]
* Inverted in the song "Right, Said Fred", where Fred and his mates ''can't'' shift a piano. Fred tries to remove the ceiling to lift it out, and ends up buried in rubble.
** The song never actually specifies what they're trying to move- it's generally assumed to be a piano, but it's left deliberately ambiguous. The {{Claymation}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5XX9LX2es4 music video]] explicitly shows a piano.
* In the ''Series/SesameStreet'' song "Danger's No Stranger" (the video for which parodies the MusicVideo trend of TheEighties of a rock band playing in a dark alley), someone is dropped like this to go with the lyrics, "And don't walk under a fallin' piano."
** An earlier song about danger, performed by Little Jerry and the Monotones, also features the band just dodging a falling piano.
* In one story of the Dutch audio series ''Ome Henk'', taking place on April Fool's, Koos Korswagen thinks dropping a piano from his balcony on the titular character's head is the height of hilarity. [[DisproportionateRetribution Henk disagrees.]]
* The Lovin' Spoonful song "Pow!" (featured prominently in ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'') includes the line, "When they're droppin' a piano from the forty-seventh floor, I'm the guy underneath 'em lookin' up..."
* "Can't Complain" (from his solo album "Mosquitoes") by [[Music/WallOfVoodoo Stan Ridgway]]. The protagonist complains all the time over relative trifles. Until a Steinway flattens him.
* Happens in the video for Music/GreenDay's "Walking Contradiction". One of the guys walks past a mover hoisting a piano with a winch and pulley and finds a mirror. He picks it up, uses it to check his face, and shines a beam of sunlight into the mover's eyes. The mover lets go of the rope and the piano crashes to the sidewalk, narrowly missing one of the other band members.
* Alluded to in Music/TheLonelyIsland's "YOLO" the lyrics don't mention a piano, but one is dropped on an unfortunate victim:
--> "And if you think [[MilkmanConspiracy your mailman is a spy]], then [[DisproportionateRetribution DESTROY HIM]]!"

* A common gag in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comics. One captioned "God's computer" shows God watching some poor schmoe walking under a suspended piano, while His finger hovers over the "Smite" button on the keyboard. Another had an [[CirclingVultures in-flight vulture]] clutching a piano in his claws, about to drop it on a [[ThirstyDesert crawling desert wayfarer]] to keep the guy from reaching a waterhole. A third has another luckless soul puzzling at a piano stool laying smashed on the sidewalk next to him, while of course the accompanying piano plunges down on him.

* In ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' episode "The Case of the Missing CD Plates" Neddie is struck down by a falling piano. Its owners then try to trick him into screwing a Corps Diplomatique plate onto the piano, in order to give it diplomatic immunity against prosecution.
* From ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'':
-->"At last! Relief for Muggeridge sufferers, with new Burkiss Grand Pianos! Simply haul it up to a fourth story window, wait for Malcolm Muggeridge to come along..."

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* A scene in ''Ride/TheCatInTheHat'' ride at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] gives off the illusion of Thing 1 and Thing 2 tipping a piano onto the riders.

* One of the more notable objects in ''VideoGame/CrazyClimber'' that the player has to dodge is a falling piano.
* In the UsefulNotes/TRS80 TextAdventure game ''Asylum'', if you ever look up, a piano immediately falls on your head and kills you.
* In a kart-style racing game 'Looney Tunes Space Race', one of the objects you can inflict on your fellow racers is a piano. It's one of the worst, as not only are you hit by it, you're also stuck under it when a bust of a generic classical music composer falls on it too.
* Peacock in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' can drop a piano on you, and roughly 20 other items of varying sizes as well.
* Works as a KaizoTrap near the very end of ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', but it can be avoided if you wait until the last possible moment... which is the right moment to press any button and escape.
* One of the heavier weapons in ''VideoGame/CrashTagTeamRacing'' involves throwing a piano on the track, causing an explosion of wood, ebony and ivory that obliterates all who cross it.
* ''Videogame/{{Hedgewars}}'' has it as one of the top tier weapons, sacrificing a hog to play it as it falls, bouncing several times and carving a hole into the landscape by way of several explosions.
* ''VideoGame/SineMora'' has [[PoisonMushroom the ??? "powerup"]], which [[NonStandardGameOver drops a piano on your ship for an instant game over]].
* This is one possible assassination method in the ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' mission "The Murder of Crows", as demonstrated [[http://youtu.be/dLdm0g3YDBw?t=25s here]].
* In ''Sid & Al's Incredible Toons'', a piano will smash if it falls from even a very small height.
* In ''VideoGame/ToontownOnline'', the Level 6 Drop gag was a grand piano.

* In ''Webcomic/TheCartoonChroniclesOfConroyCat'', having a piano dropped on your head and playing the keys right, [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/01/piano-lessons/ is part of his training to become a toon star.]]
* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie: When Stephan trys to ask Stephanie on a date, her answer causes him to have an ImagineSpot-ish thing in which he is crushed by a piano bearing the words "I just want to be friends."

[[folder: Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}'':
** Seen in #4, as part of "The Science Show": [[WhoWritesThisCrap "Whose idea was this?!"]]
** Inverted in #5, where a guy falls [[StaircaseTumble down a flight of stairs]] ("Hey Bobby! Play that one about falling down the stairs!") and lands on a piano.
* Flippy of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' does this to himself thanks to his SuperpoweredEvilSide SplitPersonality.
* The final sketch of ''WebAnimation/TheLazerCollection 7'' has three of these happen within ''seconds'' of each other.
-->'''Dr. Octogonapus:''' I'm sorry! I'm new and I don't have hands!
* The has happened occasionally in ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioGlitchy4'', for example at the beginning of ''Stupid Mario Galaxy''.

* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Zatanna telekinetically batters Circe with the entire contents of a fancy restaurant, finishing with the grand piano.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'': When Jay decides to audition to be Siskel's and Ebert's replacement (they had split up), he sings [[TemptingFate "Nothing's gonna stop me now!"]] So an {{anvil|OnHead}} falls on his head. Then a piano. [[RuleOfThree Then a]] [[SpaceWhale whale.]]
* One of these is set up by [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] to catch [[ArchEnemy Perry the Platypus]] in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', revealed with dramatic music - [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn played by someone sitting at the piano]]. Perry walks in the back door and avoids the trap entirely.
* There's a Rube Goldberg device to drop a piano on Charlotte in ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', but it fails to Vendetta's dismay.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Untitled Griffin Family History," there's a montage of silent {{Slapstick}} shorts starring Peter's ancestor, Black-Eye Griffin, all of which involve him getting a black eye from various objects, including a falling piano.
** This happens to Peter himself in "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing", as predicted by a fortune cookie he got.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Teed Off" featured various things that launched grand pianos, up to and including ''a KillSat''.
** Before that episode, this also happens in "Rocko's Happy Vermin" where Flecko causes a piano to fall directly onto Ed Bighead during a chase.
* In one episode of Gerry Anderson's stop-motion animated show ''Dick Spanner'', a mobster offers the titular PI "a grand" to drop his current case. The grand in question is a grand piano, which misses Spanner by an inch or so. The piano player who was ''dropped first'' is not so lucky.
-->[[PrivateEyeMonologue "Needing tuning; It was flat. So was the piano player. He played that ten-finger rag all the way down. I guess some guys never learn."]]
* Kenny from WesternAnimation/SouthPark has [[DeathIsCheap died in pretty much]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain every way imaginable]], so naturally this was one of them.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** In "Fear of a Krabby Patty", Spongebob crushes Plankton, who was disguised as a psychiatrist, with a piano during a panic attack. Later, he build a piano with cards representing various ingredients, and it topples on Plankton as well.
** In "Lame and Fortune", one of the Bikini Bottomites gets a fortune saying "You will soon injure your legs". Almost instantly, a grand piano falls from nowhere onto his legs. Turns out he is quite happy about it, since it gives him an excuse to skip jury duty.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Twilight Sparkle failing to heed Pinkie Pie's [[SpiderSense Pinkie Sense]] about falling things in "Feeling Pinkie Keen". Cue a flower pot falling on her head, [[AnvilOnHead followed by an anvil]], [[EscalatingPunchline followed by a hay wagon, and finally, a piano]]. Pan up to reveal that they fell out of a moving van crewed by pegasi, including (thanks to a last-minute edit) [[MemeticBystander Derpy]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Hooves]].
* The Esther episode of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' involved a piano drop as part of a plot to assassinate the king.
* A piano is among the many, many, ''many'' things dropped on the abusive bulldog in the Creator/TexAvery [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons cartoon]] "WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie."
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** Wile E. Coyote tried dropping one of these on the Road Runner once, with [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption predictable results]].
** In ''Hare Trimmed'' Bugs, in old lady drag, playfully leads suitor Yosemite Sam on a chase through the house, up the steps...where he shoves a piano down into Sam's path.
** The Sheriff from ''Bunny And Claude (We Rob Carrot Patches)'' runs for it to avoid getting hit by a falling piano. He runs all the way out into the desert and ''still'' gets hit.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short "Heavenly Puss", Tom is pulling on a stair rug to try to catch Jerry. He ends up pulling an upright piano down the stairs, which [[SquashedFlat flattens him against the wall]]. Notably, [[AvertedTrope this actually kills him]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** During the ExpositoryThemeTune Furball is minding his own business sniffing a flower and gets hit with a piano from nowhere, to the lyric of "Furball's unlucky."
** While not exactly a drop, in the cartoon, "Rear Window Pain" from the episode, "Psychic Fun-omenon Day", Granny is teaching Elmyra how to play the piano, and tosses it at Plucky when she and Elmyra find out he is spying on them.
** The cartoon, "C Flat or B Sharp?" from the episode, "Son of Looniversity Daze" involves Buster, Plucky, and Hamton delivering a piano from the Acme Looniversity clock tower to the music hall. The piano falls on Yosemite Sam at the end of the cartoon.
** In "Hero Hamton", a piano falls on Hamton during Porky's Prop Class.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode 73: "Rainy Day Robot", a robot, advertised as being able to bring about any weather on command, never actually causes rain to fall from the sky (unless it's on the salesman's command), although a number of other things do... including 27 pianos.
** In the episode "Monday Misery" this happens to Garfield, just when he was convinced that he was wrong and Monday wasn't out to get him. In "Curse of Klopman" a man who buys the cursed Klopman Diamond from Garfield has this happen to him.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' short where the Panther makes several attempts to cross a busy street ends with him succeeding by dressing up as a mother cat with kittens, only to end up being crushed by a piano on the other side.
** Another Panther cartoon has Big Nose (as a bank robber) getting hit by a player piano after numerous attempts to get rid of a horseshoe which is bringing him bad luck instead of good.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "In Search of Ancient Blunders", AdventurerArchaeologist Myra does this to Dumptruck of the Air Pirates to stop him from clobbering Baloo. Since Dumptruck is MadeOfIron, he's just stunned.
* This is the only sure way to kill a Sintillian in [[WesternAnimation/MenInBlack MIB: The Series]].
* Played to hilarious effect in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Don't Rain on My Ed". On his way to the candy store to get free jawbreakers (which has already been a massive HumiliationConga for the Eds), Eddy miraculously escapes Jimmy's hanging garden falling on him without so much as a scratch... only for a piano to drop onto him out of freaking ''nowhere'', in a hilarious bit of DisproportionateRetribution courtesy of Kevin.
-->'''Kevin:''' [[BrickJoke That's for gobbing all over my bike!]]
* In the short cartoon ''WesternAnimation/JinxyJenkinsAndLuckyLou'', the eponymous couple goes careening down the streets of San Francisco in an out-of-control ice cream cart, and pass under a bunch of pianos that are dangling from ropes for no apparent reason. Thanks to Jenkins' [[TheJinx extreme bad luck]], the pianos immediately start falling. Thanks to Lou's [[BornLucky extreme good luck]], they not only avoid getting squashed, but briefly use the falling pianos as SteppingStonesInTheSky.
* In the Kid's Cartoon "Series/ThumbWrestlingFederation", the character Evil Ira, than a heroic Dextera, used a piano to drop on the head of Evil Sinistra opponent N Fuego, before dropping one on the referee (a finger with goggly eyes) "for luck". After this stunt outraged the 'commentators', Ira did a FaceHeelTurn to the side of evil for the next match, to compensate for the insufficient number of evil characters in the semi finals.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In "O Silly Mio", the Warners confront a snooty opera singer for constantly shattering their stained glass windows with her high notes, and she tosses them out the building and drops a grand piano on them.
-->'''Yakko:''' [[ThisMeansWar Of course you know, this means]] ''[[{{Pun}} Warners!]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Invoked in one episode, where [[ButtMonkey Stumpy]] tries to prove that [[NoFourthWall he's the show's comic relief]] by dropping a piano on his own head.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'': In ''Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen'', Haman (Mr. Lunt) tries to off King Xerxes (Mr. Nezzer) by luring him under a suspended piano, using a cake as bait, but Esther saves him before the piano hits.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Every spring since 1972, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology drop an old, irreparable piano from the roof of a dormitory six stories high to celebrate Drop Date, the last date one can drop classes at MIT. The resulting noise has spawned a unit of sound volume, known as the Bruno.
** A photo of the inaugural piano drop at MIT in 1972 appears on the cover of ambient musician Tim Hecker's 2011 album Ravedeath, 1972.
* ''Arne Nordheim'', honored contemporary composer of the experimental variety, was assigned an "honorary compartment" by the state of Norway for his achievement. This meant he had to move his costly Steinway grand piano from his flat on the fifth floor - out of the window with a cable and a lift. The cable broke, and the grand piano crashed to the ground. The man behind the wheel was baffled when the composer showed up in the window with this comment: "Did you hear that sound?"