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March 29, 1982 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Deaths in Music

  • "Fatty" George [Pressler], Austrian swing jazz clarinettist, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • Floyd "Guitar" Smith, American jazz and blues guitarist and record producer, dies at 65
  • Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan; Jackie Gleason), dies at 79
1982 in Music