March 2003 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 10 "My Front Porch Looking In" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 2003)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mar 10 18th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: AC/DC; The Clash; Elvis Costello and the Attractions; The Police; The Righteous Brothers; Benny Benjamin; Floyd Cramer; Steve Douglas; and Mo Ostin

Album Release

Mar 25 Capitol/Nashville Records releases "Rules of Travel", the tenth studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; produced by husband John Leventhal, it includes a duet with her father Johnny Cash

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 26 Bhad Bhabie [Danielle Bregoli], American rapper (These Heaux), born in Boynton Beach, Florida

Weddings in Music

Liv Tyler

Mar 25 American "Lord of the Rings' actress Liv Tyler (25) weds English "Spacehog" rock vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados; divorce in 2008

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Hank Ballard [John Henry Kendricks], American rocker (The Midnighters - "The Twist" - pre-Chubber Checker), dies at 75
  • Mar 2 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 3 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), dies at 98
  • Mar 5 Gerhard Rosenfeld, German opera and film score composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 8 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
  • Mar 13 Enriko Josif, Serbian composer and pedagogue (Lyric Symphony), dies at 78
  • Mar 13 Ian Samwell, British songwriter and record producer (Cliff Richard; Small Faces; America), dies at 66
  • Mar 23 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, dies at 77
  • Mar 24 Dave Dallwitz, South Australian jazz and classical pianist, bandleader, composer, and visual artist, dies at 88
  • Mar 28 (Farrell) "Rusty" Draper, American country and pop singer ("The Shifting, Whispering Sands"; "Are You Satisfied?"), dies of pneumonia at 80
  • Mar 31 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian-American electronic music composer (Phosphones), dies at 77
  • Mar 31 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician and singer (Sir Henry and his Butlers), dies at 53