On This Day

March 2008 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 3 Duffy releases her debut album "Rockferry" (2009 Grammy Best Pop Vocal Album)

Singer Duffy
Singer
Duffy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Plácido Domingo named "The King of Singers" in BBC Music Magazine, based on voting by 16 renowned opera critics for the April 2008 issue

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 17 Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
Activist and Media Personality Heather Mills
Activist and Media Personality
Heather Mills

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
  • Mar 3 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Norman "Hurricane" Smith, English musician and producer (Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?, Don't Let It Die), dies at 85
  • Mar 4 Leonard Rosenman, American composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 10 Charles "Chuck" and "Bing" Day, American session guitarist, bassist and blues performer dies at 65
  • Mar 15 Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
  • Mar 15 Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • Mar 16 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), dies from injuries after a fall at 61
  • Mar 20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk), dies of heart failure at 61
  • Mar 22 Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
  • Mar 24 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • Mar 24 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), dies of lung cancer at 66