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
  • Mar 27 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances
  • Mar 31 American rock group The Doobie Brothers split up

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 K. Michelle [Pate], American singer and actress (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 5 Amanda Shires; American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and fiddle player (The Nashville Sound; The Highwomen), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Mar 15 Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
  • Mar 20 Nick Wheeler, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects), born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Mar 22 Chris Wallace, American pop-rock singer-songwriter (The White Tie Affair - "You Look Better When I'm Drunk': solo - "Remember When (Push Rewind)"), born in Hebron, Indiana
  • Mar 24 Nivea [Hamilton], American pop singer ("Laundromat"; "Don't Mess With My Man"), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Mar 25 Sergey Yakovlev, Russian musical artist and painter
  • Mar 29 Hideaki Takizawa, Japanese record producer, born in Hachiōji, Japan
  • Mar 31 Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 John Belushi, American comedian (SNL, 1975-80), actor (Animal House), and singer (The Blues Brothers), dies of a drug overdose at 33
  • Mar 7 Charles Borromeo Mills, American composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Albert Weisser, American musicologist and 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 27 Bob Ysaguirre, American jazz double bass and tuba player (Don Redman Orchestra), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 "Fatty" George [Pressler], Austrian swing jazz clarinettist, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Mar 29 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Der Mond; Mozart Prize - 1969), dies of cancer at 86
  • Mar 29 Floyd "Guitar" Smith, American jazz and blues guitarist and record producer, dies at 65
  • Mar 29 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan; Jackie Gleason), dies at 79