On This Day

March 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 18 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
  • Mar 20 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 26 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release the single "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Mar 27 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 15 Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
  • Mar 20 Nick Wheeler, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • Mar 24 Nivea, American singer
  • Mar 25 Sergey Yakovlev, russian musical artist and painter
  • Mar 31 Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 7 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Albert Weisser, American composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 14 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 19 Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
  • Mar 29 Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • Mar 29 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason), dies at 79