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March 8, 1988 in Music History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Deaths in Music

  • Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab" killed by unknown gunmen as he arrived for concert at age 26 [1]
  • Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Ken Colyer, British New Orleans jazz devotee trumpeter, cornetist, and bandleader, dies at 79
1988 in Music