March 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Mar 3 American rapper 50 Cent releases his album “The Massacre” (2005 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album 2006)

Hall of Fame

Mar 14 20th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Buddy Guy; The O'Jays; The Pretenders; Percy Sledge; U2; Frank Barsalona; and Seymour Stein

Television Debut

Mar 26 "Doctor Who" returns to BBC TV after 16 years with the debut of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose

Music Single

Mar 29 "We Belong Together" single is released by Mariah Carey (Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2006, Billboard Song of the Year 2005)


Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Ivan Parik, Czech classical and electro-acoustic composer (Quadrophony), dies at 68
  • Mar 2 Martin Denny, American exotica musician, dies at 93
  • Mar 4 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 4 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • Mar 5 Sergiu Comissiona, Romanian-Israeli-American conductor (Haifa Symphony 1959-64), dies at 76
  • Mar 9 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (Ridin' for a Fall), dies at 56
  • Mar 10 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), dies of pneumonia at 53
  • Mar 10 Mindy Jostyn, American session and touring vocalist, violinist, guitarist, accordionist, and harmonica player (New York Rock and Soul Revue; Billy Joel; Andreas Vollenweider; Carly Simon; Cyndi Lauper), and singer-songwriter ("Five Miles From Hope"; "Coming Home"), dies of cancer at 48
  • Mar 12 Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
  • Mar 13 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), dies from cardiac arrhythmia at 56
  • Mar 17 (Eduardo) "Lalo" Guerrero, American guitarist, Chicano singer-songwriter (Los Carlistas), and women's rights activist, dies at 88
  • Mar 21 Bobby Short, American cabaret singer and pianist, dies at 80
  • Mar 22 Rod Price, British rock and blues guitar and slide guitar player (Foghat, 1971-80 - "Slow Ride"), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Mar 26 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • Mar 27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Gwydion Brooke [Holbrooke], British bassoonist (Royal Philharmonic, 1946-1961), dies at 93
  • Mar 28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • Mar 30 Derrick Plourde, American punk rock drummer, takes his own life at 33
  • Mar 30 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)