On This Day

March 2001 in Music History

Events in Music

Hall of Fame

Mar 19 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Aerosmith; Solomon Burke; The Flamingos; Michael Jackson; Queen; Paul Simon; Steely Dan; Ritchie Valens; James Burton; Johnnie Johnson; and Chris Blackwell

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Glenn Hughes, American disco singer (The Village People (Biker)), dies of cancer at 50
  • Mar 7 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • Mar 10 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, dies at 42
  • Mar 18 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), dies at 65
  • Mar 21 Anthony Steel, British actor and singer (Malta Story, The Wooden Horse), dies from lung cancer at 80
  • Mar 22 Earl Beal American doo-wop baritone (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), dies at 75
  • Mar 28 Moe Koffman, Canadian jazz saxophonist and flautist (Cool and Hot Sax), dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Vlastimir Nikolovski, Macedonian composer and pedagogue, (The Serdar) dies at 74
  • Mar 29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet, 1952-97), dies of prostate cancer at 80