On This Day

March 2009 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Mar 10 Billy Corgan testifies in front of Congress, on behalf of the musicFIRST Coalition, in support of H.R. 848, the Performance Rights Act

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • Mar 31 "Boom Boom Pow" single released by The Black Eyed Peas (Grammy Award for Best Music Video 2010, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

Weddings in Music

Mandy Moore

Mar 11 Actress and singer Mandy Moore (28) weds alt-country/rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams (37) in Savannah, Georgia

Actress and Singer Mandy Moore
Actress and Singer
Mandy Moore

Mike Dirnt

Mar 14 Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt (36) weds Brittney Cade at a private ceremony in Ojai, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • Mar 22 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
  • Mar 4 John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)
  • Mar 6 Francis Magalona, Filipino Pinoy hip-hop rapper, songwriter, and television personality (Eat Bulaga!, 1995-2009), dies of leukemia at 44
  • Mar 6 Henri Pousseur, Belgian composer (Votre Faust), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 79
  • Mar 8 Ali Bongo [William Oliver Wallace], British comedy musician and magician (President of The Magic Circle - Shriek of Araby), dies at 79
  • Mar 9 Randy Cain, American soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics), dies at 63
  • Mar 14 Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
  • Mar 19 Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Mel Brown, American/Canadian Blues Guitarist (b. 1939)
  • Mar 24 Uriel Jones, American jazz and session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), dies from complications of a heart attack at 74
  • Mar 25 "England" Dan [Seals], American pop and country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"), dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 29 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), dies at 84
  • Mar 29 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)