On This Day

March 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 10 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field
Actor Burt Reynolds
Actor
Burt Reynolds
  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
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
  • Mar 31 American rock group The Doobie Brothers split up

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 15 Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
  • Mar 20 Nick Wheeler, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • 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 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 27 Bob Ysaguirre, American jazz double bass and tuba player (Don Redman Orchestra), dies at 85
  • 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
  • Mar 29 Floyd "Guitar" Smith, American jazz and blues guitarist and record producer, dies at 65
  • Mar 29 "Fatty" George [Pressler], Austrian swing jazz clarinettist, dies of a heart attack at 54