On This Day

March 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper

Music releaseMusic 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)

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • Mar 4 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 4 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • 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 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 21 Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
  • 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 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)