On This Day

March 2002 in Music History

Events in Music

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Mar 5 American reality TV program The Osbournes" featuring family of Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 18 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Isaac Hayes; Brenda Lee; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Gene Pitney; Ramones; Talking Heads; Chet Atkins; and Jim Stewart

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone

Music awardsSoul Train Music Awards

Mar 20 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys
Rapper and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
Dr. Dre

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Oscar-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli (56) weds producer David Gest (48) at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter, dies at 74
  • Mar 4 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 7 Abdul Mati [Matias Klarwein], French artist known for his works used on music album covers (Santana's Abraxus; Miles Davis' Bitches Brew; Osibisa's Heads; Jon Hassel's Dream Theory), dies at 69
  • Mar 12 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), dies of heart failure at 56
  • Mar 15 Marshall Leib [Leibovitz], American pop singer (Teddy Bears - "To Know Him Is To Love Him"), and record producer, dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Mar 18 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, dies at 58
  • Mar 23 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (I Got A Right To Sing The Blues; Metropolitan Opera, 1960-66) and film voice (Interrupted Melody), dies at 82
  • Mar 26 (Randolpho) Randy Castillo, American rock and mariachi drummer (Ozzy Osbourne; Mötley Crüe; Azul), dies of cancer at 51

Person of interestDudley Moore

Mar 27 Dudley Moore, English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, dies of progressive supranuclear palsy and pneumonia at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore