On This Day

March 2010 in Music History

Events in Music

Hall of Fame

Mar 15 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: ABBA; Genesis; Jimmy Cliff; The Hollies; The Stooges; David Geffen; Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil; Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry; Jesse Stone; Mort Shuman; and Otis Blackwell

Music History

Mar 24 The World Health Organization appoints Craig David as a Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis on World Tuberculosis Day


Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4 Lolly Vegas [Candido Vasquez], American rock singer (Redbone - "Come And Get Your Love") dies of cancer at 70
  • Mar 4 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • Mar 6 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • Mar 10 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies of a brain tumor at 63
  • Mar 10 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 12 Lesley Duncan (Cox), British session singer (Pink Floyd; Jesus Christ Superstar), and singer-songwriter ("Love Song"; "Sing Children Sing"), dies of cerebrovascular disease at 66
  • Mar 13 Jean Ferrat, French singer-songwriter, dies at 79
  • Mar 17 Charlie Gillett, British pop-rock and world music radio presenter and writer (The Sound of the City), dies at 68
  • Mar 17 Alex Chilton, American rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer (Box Tops - "The Letter"; Big Star - "Thirteen"), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Mar 21 Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • Mar 23 Blanche Thebom, American mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida), dies at 94
  • Mar 24 Jim Marshall, American photographer (The Beatles final concert in San Francisco; Woodstock Festival), dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests - "16 Candles"; Brooklyn Bridge), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 John Bunch, American jazz pianist (New York Swing Trio), dies of melanoma at 88